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Tom Tangney

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Tom Tangney

Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ a lightning rod for controversy

Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" is treading some tricky ground and even she admits it's not a perfectly calibrated movie.
3 years ago
finding your feet...
Tom Tangney

Does ‘Finding Your Feet’ succeed as a rom-com for seniors?

It’s a romantic comedy for seniors hailing from the United Kingdom. But can “Finding Your Feet” find its way beyond the formulaic rom-com genre?
4 years ago
quiet place...
Tom Tangney

‘A Quiet Place’ is a stylish, clever, and intense horror film

"A Quiet Place" is first and foremost a scary movie. But it is a stylish, intense horror film that lives up to its very intriguing premise.
4 years ago
Isle of Dogs...
Tom Tangney

Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ isn’t your typical, sappy dog movie

Despite Wes Anderson's distancing techniques, "Isle of Dogs" still manages to ring true to human nature, to the nature of dogs, and to the much treasured connection between the two.
4 years ago
Pacific Rim: Uprising...
Tom Tangney

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ turns out to be a watered-down version of the original

There are plenty of thrills in "Pacific Rim: Uprising." Too bad this sequel just feels like a watered-down version of the original.
4 years ago
stalin...
Tom Tangney

‘The Death of Stalin’ shows the banality of evil with a laugh

Scottish writer/director Armando Iannucci of "Veep" fame uses his talent for witty political satire in "The Death of Stalin."
4 years ago
wrinkle in time...
Tom Tangney

‘Wrinkle in Time’ is just right for a middle schooler

KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney reviews 'Wrinkle in Time,' about a middle-school girl who must make peace with herself and her absent father.
4 years ago
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Tom Tangney’s Oscars preview

Think you know who will win in each category for the Oscars on Sunday night? Check out how your picks match up with KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney's top picks.
4 years ago
Red Sparrow movie review, Red Sparrow...
Tom Tangney

‘Red Sparrow’ is like a cheap airport novel with a stellar cast

He doesn't read "airport novels,," but watching "Red Sparrow" gave Tom Tangney a sense of what he always imagined it would feel like to do so.
4 years ago
Annihilation...
Tom Tangney

‘Annihilation’ is mysterious and new

Sci-fi thriller "Annihilation" may give us a lot to think about but answers are not on its agenda, Tom Tangney writes.
4 years ago
black panther...
Tom Tangney

Marvel may have found a bright new future with ‘Black Panther’

It remains to be seen how well it will do at the box office, but at least on artistic grounds, 'Black Panther' meets its responsibilities with aplomb
4 years ago
Fifty Shades Freed...
Tom Tangney

Thriller cliches in ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ distract from S&M roots

There is plenty of dramatic material to be had in exploring the psychology of an S&M relationship in "Fifty Shades Freed."
4 years ago
Sony Pictures Classics...
Tom Tangney

‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ rings true, if not deeply

"Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, depicts the love affair of actress Gloria Grahame and actor Peter Turner.
4 years ago
Tom Tangney

Handicapping the 2018 Oscar nominations

The 2018 Oscar nominations are out. Will Guillermo Del Toro win his first Best Director award? Will Saoirse Ronan grab win Best Actress for "Ladybird"?
4 years ago
(Contributed)...
Tom Tangney

‘Den of Thieves’ isn’t a terrible way to spend a dreary January day

The new movie "Den of Thieves" is as generic as its title. But then that's OK, I suppose, Tom Tangney writes.
4 years ago
(Justina Mintz/A24)...
Tom Tangney

Tom Tangney’s Top Ten Movies of 2017

KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney recaps the best films of 2017.
4 years ago
Darkest Hour, movie review...
Tom Tangney

‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a touching, tender story

Tom Tangney reviews "Call Me By Your Name," "Downsizing," "Darkest Hour."
4 years ago
star wars...
Tom Tangney

‘The Last Jedi’ is the best Star Wars since the empire struck back

The latest episode of Star Wars -- The Last Jedi -- is the best addition to the iconic series since "The Empire Strikes Back."
4 years ago
wonder wheel...
Tom Tangney

Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’ feels like it belongs on stage

"Wonder Wheel" is director Woody Allen's particular riff on some of other quite serious dramas of a bygone era of stage plays.
4 years ago
Disaster Artist...
Tom Tangney

‘Disaster Artist’ is a love letter to films

Can good art be made out of bad art? Most definitely, and "The Disaster Artist" is proof of that.
4 years ago
Coco movie review...
Tom Tangney

‘Coco’ is the ideal Thanksgiving film

Pixar movies at their best, and they're very often at their best, blend sentiment with humor. "Coco" does just that.
4 years ago
Justice League review...
Tom Tangney

‘Justice League’ is far too derivative to be considered good

In the ongoing cinematic battle for comic book superhero supremacy, Marvel has been eating D.C.'s lunch. That stays true with "Justice League."
4 years ago
orient...
Tom Tangney

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is better than it deserves

This remake of "Murder on the Orient Express" is better than it deserves to be, but brings an all-star cast to a classic whodunit.
4 years ago
Thor...
Tom Tangney

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ may be too similar to Marvel’s ‘Guardians’

The jokes in "Thor: Ragnarok" are so plentiful though that at times it begins to feel like a "Guardians of the Galaxy" knock-off.
4 years ago
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