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Tom Tangney

  • Tom Tangney’s Top 10 SIFF picks for 2019

    KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney reviews the Seattle International Film Festival of 2019 with the top 10 best bets.
  • tolkien

    Pronunciation of ‘Tolkien’ is the most interesting takeaway of the movie

    "Tolkien," the movie about the man who invented Middle Earth is decidedly not high drama. In fact, it's barely drama at all.
  • Jordan Peele ruined ‘Intruder’ for me

    I blame Jordan Peele. The brilliant director of "Get Out" and "Us" has recently raised my expectations of what genre pictures can deliver. Peele managed to take stock horror material and elevate it by infusing it with sociological and political import.
  • Avengers Endgame

    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ deserves every dollar it makes

    "Avengers: Endgame" may very well set the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend in American history. If so, it will have earned every dollar.
  • teen spirit

    ‘Teen Spirit’ covers cliched ground, but has a fresh melancholy air

    A relatively low budget British film called "Teen Spirit" covers familiar singing competition ground, but it does so with such a melancholy air that it seems almost fresh.
  • high life

    ‘High Life’ is a work of art that you have to work to appreciate

    High Life is a work of art. It's a work of art that you really have to work at to appreciate, since it makes very few concessions to its audience regarding storyline or characters.
  • Shazam!

    ‘Shazam!’ is a superhero movie made mostly for kids

    Directed mostly at 12-year-olds, 'Shazam!' has a couple good jokes, but doesn't bring much to an already crowded superhero genre.
  • Dumbo Disney

    Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ remake is stirring at points, misses mark at others

    It's risky to remake a much-loved animated feature like "Dumbo," especially if its a live action film. But Disney pulls it off with a well-executed expansion of the story.
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    Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ has more on its mind than a few scares

    "Us," the new Jordan Peele film, is heady horror. Like his first film, "Get Out," it's a horror film that has a lot more on its mind than a few scares.
  • Tangney: ‘Five Feet Apart’ so baldly manipulative in the end

    "Five Feet Apart" has set itself a near impossible task: Be a teen romance involving an incurable and often fatal disease that isn't unbearably cloying.
Tom Tangney on KIRO Radio