'Dear White People' is smart satire with mandatory dose of booze and parties
Tom Tangney | October 27, 2014 11:17 amAs you might suspect from the title, "Dear White People" is a smart social satire on the tricky nature of race relations in this country.
'Birdman' takes flight, then collapses in exhaustion
Tom Tangney | October 24, 2014 8:27 amEarly on in the new Michael Keaton movie "Birdman," a cocky actor tells a teenage girl fresh out of rehab that she's "kind of a beautiful mess." That's how I'd sum up the movie as well. A beautiful mess.
An interview with 'Laggies' director Lynn Shelton
Tom Tangney | October 23, 2014 7:23 amThanks to smart, refreshing movies like "Humpday" and "Your Sister's Sister," local filmmaker Lynn Shelton has become a darling of the indie film world.
Grim heroism in 'Fury' doesn't take war lightly
October 17, 2014 8:10 amIf you're in the mood for a throwback war movie, then the new Brad Pitt film "Fury" is for you. Set in the waning months of World War II, "Fury" follows a veteran crew of a Sherman tank battling behind enemy lines.
'Kill the Messenger' may be better in print
October 10, 2014 12:11 pm"Kill the Messenger" tells the true story of a minor-league investigative journalist who breaks a huge story about corruption at the highest levels of government. But unlike the journalist heroes in "All the King's Men," this is not a story of triumph, but of defeat.
Why you need to revisit the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre
Stephanie Klein | October 03, 2014 4:14 pmAfter a months-long renovation, Seattle's Egyptian Theatre is reopening with a bang and nobody is more excited than KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney.
High-polish thriller 'Gone Girl' succeeds as a dark satire of marriage
Tom Tangney | October 03, 2014 7:19 amOn the surface, "Gone Girl" is a high-polish thriller about a man who may or may not have killed his wife. But what it really is is an anatomy of a marriage, or perhaps more grandly, of marriage in general. It's not a pretty sight.
'Hector and the Search for Happiness' is as deep as a Hallmark card
Tom Tangney | September 26, 2014 9:10 am"Hector and the Search for Happiness" is about a British therapist who decides he doesn't really know what he's talking about.
Port Townsend Film Festival honors the great John Sayles
September 19, 2014 5:28 pmThis weekend the Port Townsend Film Festival honors the great indie filmmaker John Sayles and his longtime partner and producer Maggi Renzi.
More people will go see 'The Maze Runner' but I'd rather talk about 'Tusk'
Tom Tangney | September 19, 2014 7:56 amIf four Hunger Games films (the third one opens this November) and three Divergent films aren't enough to satisfy your thirst for young adult, post-apocalyptic dramas, then the first of four planned Maze Runner movies is meant for you.