'Fifty Shades of Grey' is more like 50 shades of tame
Tom Tangney | February 13, 2015 7:33 am"Fifty Shades of Grey" is a two-hour tease with no climax. (Insert whatever sexual joke you want here.)
'Jupiter Ascending' too silly to take seriously, but still not fun
Tom Tangney | February 06, 2015 8:40 am"Jupiter Ascending" is a very flashy movie but it's a flash in a very shallow pan. Sure, it's got lots of bright colors, loud explosions, fanciful, imaginary creatures, elaborate fantasy worlds, and futuristic gizmos like anti-gravity boots and invisibility shields.
Award-worthy actresses Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard shine in 'Still Alice,' 'Two Days, One Night'
Tom Tangney | January 30, 2015 7:46 amOn Friday, two movies open that did earn their leading ladies Academy Award nominations - Julianne Moore in "Still Alice," and Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night."
Jennifer Aniston dares not to wear makeup! But 'Cake' deserves higher praise than that
Tom Tangney | January 23, 2015 7:57 amIn the lead up to the release of Jennifer Aniston's latest film, "Cake," a lot was made of her physical appearance. Jennifer does an entire movie sans make-up, how shocking! Aniston looking terrible - how daring! Why would a beautiful woman make herself so unbecoming? To act, of course ... and perhaps to win awards along the way? Maybe even an Oscar?
Clint Eastwood keeps us at arm's length in 'American Sniper'
Tom Tangney | January 16, 2015 8:28 am"American Sniper" has great credentials. Nominated for six Academy Awards, it's based on a popular memoir by an American military hero, Chris Kyle. It stars Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and it's directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood.
The inherent vice of 'Inherent Vice'
Tom Tangney | January 09, 2015 9:15 am"Inherent Vice" is unlike anything you're apt to see all year.
Tom Tangney's favorite films of 2014
January 02, 2015 9:46 amAs 2015 begins, KIRO Radio film critic Tom Tangney is taking a look back at all the great films that came out in the past year.
'The Imitation Game': An interview with Allen Leech & screenwriter Graham Moore
December 25, 2014 10:36 am"The Imitation Game" tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked Hitler's Enigma Code in World War II and invented the computer along the way.
See it or skip it: 6 movies opening on Christmas Day
Tom Tangney | December 24, 2014 6:43 amA rush of big movies open Christmas Day. All of them are worth seeing, but some more than others. Here's a quick rundown, alphabetically.
'Foxcatcher' a sordid tale told at arm's length
Tom Tangney | December 19, 2014 8:30 am"Foxcatcher" has an incredibly dramatic and disturbing true story to tell and yet it does so in a very even-keeled way. No heightened melodrama, no cheap histrionics - just a quiet and deliberate laying out of the events, more or less as they happened over the course of a couple years, events that culminated in a shocking tragedy.