Woody Allen's latest, 'Magic In the Moonlight,' rings false
Tom Tangney | August 08, 2014 9:08 amWhen you make as many movies as Woody Allen does (42 to date), and as rapidly as he makes them (nearly one a year), the film quality gets very hit and miss.
Goofy camaraderie in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is infectious
Tom Tangney | August 01, 2014 7:49 amNot content with its present film-world domination, Marvel on Friday launches yet another comic book franchise, with five more superheroes.
If 'Lucy' was 10 percent smarter, it would be 100 percent better
Tom Tangney | July 25, 2014 8:51 am"Lucy" is a sci-fi action thriller that thinks it's smarter than it is. Or at least it wants us to think it's smarter than it is.
Interview: Richard Linklater on his groundbreaking film 'Boyhood'
July 24, 2014 7:12 amTom Tangney interviews the director of "Dazed and Confused," the "Before Sunset" trilogy about his latest film (12 years in the making,) "Boyhood."
Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' is lumberingly earnest
Tom Tangney | July 18, 2014 8:29 amThere are no epiphanies to be had in "Wish I Was Here," unless you count the epiphany that this movie doesn't have anything interesting to say.
New documentary 'Ivory Tower': Better investment than a pricey college degree?
Tom Tangney | June 27, 2014 10:53 amIt's a truth universally acknowledged that college has gotten way too expensive. A new documentary - "Ivory Tower" - sets out to explain how that happened and then looks at how students and their universities are coping.
'Jersey Boys' film better and worse than Broadway show
Tom Tangney | June 20, 2014 7:14 amExcept for The Beatles, there was no bigger a pop group during the 1960's than The Four Seasons. Frankie Valli's power falsetto powered the band to three #1 songs in a row, and 25 hits all told between 1962 and 1968. Even if you never owned a Four Seasons record, you knew their music. Songs like Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Walk Like A Man were inescapable, so much so that even 50 years later, it's hard to find anyone who doesn't recognize their distinctive sound.
Seattle director Megan Griffiths wants you to be suprised by the big star in 'Lucky Them'
Tom Tangney | June 12, 2014 4:31 pmSeattle film director Megan Griffiths sits down with Tom Tangney to discuss her latest, Lucky Them. The movie played at the Seattle International Film Festival.
'The Fault In Our Stars' isn't content being just some tearjerker
Tom Tangney | June 06, 2014 9:59 am"The Fault in our Stars" is emotionally manipulative and utterly shameless but it's so well done, it's hard to fault it too much.
Angelina Jolie perfectly embodies Maleficent
May 30, 2014 9:11 am"Maleficent" takes part in a fine literary tradition: that of telling a well-known tale from the point of view of the tale's villain.