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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) As funny as Paddington 2 is - and it's really funny - the movie's big heart is perhaps its finest quality. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/4 84% The Road Movie (2018) I watched the entirety of The Road Movie with my mouth agape. I'm not entirely sure how this film exists, but it does, and it's kind of awesome.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
1/4 24% Proud Mary (2018) Certain words come to mind after seeing Proud Mary: oof, ugh, and blecch. It's a shambles, bearing the hallmarks of significant post-production troubles. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/4 78% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Bening and Bell sell the material, creating an unlikely partnership that earns your compassion.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3.5/4 77% All the Money in the World (2017) A crackling kidnapping tale, but also a spellbinding look at how being wealthy beyond measure affects one's view of the world.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
3.5/4 69% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) In the Fade is a real stunner that lingers in the mind long after it's over. Diane Kruger gets the best role of her career so far .‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
3/4 70% Ferdinand (2017) While it may not be the most original animated movie ever, Ferdinand differentiates itself with an interesting message about animal cruelty. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
3/4 74% Hostiles (2018) There's a great movie hiding somewhere in Hostiles - one that's a little shorter and got some nuance. The one being released is a good movie with a few flaws. Good's still good, though.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
3.5/4 81% Molly's Game (2018) Jessica Chastain has what may be the very best part of her career with Molly's Game. Given her impressive filmography so far, that's saying a lot. She's on fire in this role.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) It's time for the Barden Bellas to either exit stage left or be dragged off by the hook.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
4/4 88% The Post (2018) A riveting, urgent bit of cinematic storytelling. One of the best films of Spielberg's illustrious career.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/4 50% Downsizing (2017) There are forty minutes of A+ movie here. Then the story you came to see is tossed in the garbage can and replaced with a different one.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars: The Last Jedi successfully combines the thrill-a-minute fun that's always been part of the saga with a fresh spin on the light/dark theme embedded into the epic tale's DNA.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Applecart (2017) The movie oozes eerie atmosphere and sinks its teeth into you.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
1/4 5% Just Getting Started (2017) Everyone involved in the making of Just Getting Started should be charged with war crimes. Okay, that's obviously just a joke, but my gosh, what an endurance test this movie is. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) A riveting, impressively detailed, frequently hilarious look at a unique form of American idiocy - namely, the misguided belief that it's easy to get away with bad behavior when the spotlight is shining on or near you.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 49% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Denzel Washington turns in one of the most interesting performances of his career. The film itself isn't quite on his level, but he makes it worth seeing‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) If you can't relate to this movie, you probably somehow went from childhood right into adulthood, completely skipping over adolescence.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) Coco continues Pixar's streak of pushing the boundaries of how deep an animated family feature can go.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
1.5/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Woody Allen's most unpleasant film.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) This adult fairy tale is perhaps the riskiest film of Guillermo del Toro's career, but those risks generally pay off. A visually spectacular fantasy romance.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/4 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist deserves to stand alongside Tim Burton's Ed Wood as an appreciation of someone whose creative enthusiasm somehow managed to shine through their total lack of talent.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
3.5/4 85% Wonder (2017) A real rarity - a family-friendly picture that isn't corny, assumes kids are sophisticated enough to grasp its themes without condescension, and contains an uplifting message that viewers of all ages will be inspired by. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3.5/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A 115-minute cinematic scream of rage. The picture is as weirdly cathartic as it is entertaining.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) The film as a whole is a bit flawed, but when you put such a glorious piece of acting into the recreation of a captivating piece of history, it's hard to go too far wrong.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) There's an abundance of authenticity up on the screen, which ensures that you don't know what's coming until it happens, and you don't know how hard it'll hit you until it already has.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name is a work that I admired for its technique and performances. I did not, however, enjoy the way it made me feel.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
2.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) The good news is that Justice League is a big step up from Batman v Superman. The bad news is that it's also a big step down from Wonder Woman.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
39% I Love You, Daddy (2017) Were there no sordid behavior on Louis CK's part, it's possible that I might have recommended the film. But in this case, separating the art from the artist is impossible.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
3/4 82% Mayhem (2017) A big, crazy genre picture that isn't afraid to go for broke.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
1.5/4 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A lazy, uninspired sequel that, thanks to Mel Gibson's participation, leaves a sour taste in one's mouth.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/4 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The plot is slapped together, with an excess of music montages used to pad everything out. Seriously, A Bad Moms Christmas has enough music montages to make Rocky IV jealous. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
3.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The movie has a freewheeling quality that previous Thor entries lacked. Also, Jeff Goldblum gets to go 'full Goldblum.'‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/4 100% The Work (2017) A monumental achievement in documentary filmmaking. Profound and transformative, it utterly absorbs you for every single second of its running time.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Inhumanwich! (2017) An impressively spot-on spoof.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) There's not really anything here you don't already know. Nevertheless, the film is dramatically compelling, with excellent performances. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/4 87% Novitiate (2017) A sharp, observant, and respectful look at young women who are willing to consider reshaping their entire lives to serve God.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 88% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave might be the best movie ever made about firefighters. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 78% Tokyo Ghoul (Tôkyô gûru) (2017) Provides blood-dripping horror entertainment, while also delivering a character-based story worth becoming invested in.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
3/4 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Happy Death Day is as much a dark comedy as it is a horror film. And it's a pretty darn funny one, at that. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/4 18% The House (2017) A scattershot mess that's unsatisfying, despite showing signs of real potential.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
4/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) There's no conceivable way that a Blade Runner sequel could be more satisfying to anyone who loves its predecessor.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2.5/4 71% Cold Moon (2017) A bit of a mixed bag. Has several good jump scares and a few hard-to-ignore flaws.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 92% Walking Out (2017) A brainy, emotional, and captivating survival tale.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
1.5/4 33% The Stray (2017) The desire to tug at your heartstrings starts to feel desperate after a while. The Stray doesn't just want to make you cry, it wants to reach right into your eye sockets and squeeze your tear ducts until there's not an ounce of moisture left.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
1/4 33% Generational Sins (2017) A dreary, overly self-serious faith-based film, with little to distinguish it outside of some swearing.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3/4 87% American Made (2017) It's no masterpiece, but it makes a complex story breezy and engaging. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The LEGO Ninjago Movie isn't quite as joke-packed as its predecessors, although it offers plenty of laughs nonetheless. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Even if it can't match its predecessor, The Golden Circle still offers enough lunatic fun to prove reasonably satisfying.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) A sweet, charming little picture. Danny Pudi is winning in the lead role.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017