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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 36% Glass (2019) Glass is silly and dull when it should be thoughtful and tense.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
1/4 12% An Acceptable Loss (2019) An Acceptable Loss is a film that thinks it's deep and profound when, in reality, it's incredibly shallow.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2.5/4 79% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Dragon Ball Super: Broly is designed specifically for those who have a long-term investment in the characters and story. On that level, it delivers a satisfying new adventure.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/4 40% The Upside (2019) A pleasant, uplifting picture.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 55% The Last Laugh (2019) Even if it doesn't reinvent the wheel, The Last Laugh works because Chase and Dreyfuss give their all to their roles. In fact, Chevy gives one of the best performances of his career. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 23% 8MM (1999) It deals with subject matter that holds your attention, even if it never frays your nerves as much as it could have.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/4 53% Escape Room (2019) The fast pace and abundance of energy sweeps you up, provided you are willing to submit yourself to the crazy concept.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3.5/4 86% Rust Creek (2019) A gripping indie thriller -- skillfully made, well-acted, and poignant in ways you don't anticipate.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
3/4 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Any small imperfections aside, the magnitude of the true story and the strong work from Felicity Jones make this movie impossible to ignore.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
3/4 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) Coogan and Reilly create a chemistry that feels true to the one they're emulating. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
3/4 64% Aquaman (2018) When Dolph Lundgren riding a giant seahorse is the least crazy thing in a movie, you know it's taking you to some outrageous places.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
3/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee runs less than two hours and actually has a story, so that automatically makes it the best Transformers movie since the original. ‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/4 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Welcome to Marwen isn't entirely successful at what it wants to do, but it's an insanely ambitious picture that takes bold storytelling risks.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
2.5/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) So intent on shoving its "magical" quality down your throat that it becomes rather annoying after a while.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3.5/4 83% Starman (1984) Starman truly is one of the best genre films of the 1980s, as well as one of Carpenter's best efforts.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
4/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Director Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with an adaptation of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, and as good as that Best Picture winner was, this one might be even better.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Your mind will be blown and your eyes will be dazzled.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) The central joke in Smallfoot is a bit corny, but if you can get past it, you'll find a fairly charming little family picture.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/4 89% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) A fascinating, unnerving look at power and influence, and how one person can wield those things to a startling degree.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
2.5/4 96% Roma (2018) A pretty but unsatisfying arms-length experience.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
1.5/4 59% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is a movie that makes you ask the question, Why am I supposed to care about any of this? ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1.5/4 79% Ben is Back (2018) What starts off as a passable addiction drama rapidly goes right off the rails. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/4 82% Green Book (2018) Green Book might not ever go too far into the darkest implications of racism. It does, however, offer a hopeful message by showing how the right circumstances can cause individuals to challenge their own prejudices.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3.5/4 80% Boy Erased (2018) An emotional, skillfully-made film about the need to love and accept people just as they are.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.5/4 83% Creed II (2018) There are those for whom Rocky IV is the preferred chapter in the original series. Creed II is a gift to us.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/4 55% Single White Female (1992) Single White Female is a B-movie, yet it's a beautifully-made one that puts an emphasis on tone. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/4 73% Candyman (1992) Tony Todd gives a memorable performance in the title role, projecting both intelligence and malice.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
2/4 93% The Last Race (2018) The Last Race feels like the work of someone who wanted to make a documentary but had no clue what story he wanted to tell.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/4 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) If you have the patience to stick out the slow pace, you'll find a lot of meaning inside this slice-of-life story.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) A fascinating portrait of a flawed person driven to do a bad thing, and kind of not feeling sorry about it.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
1.5/4 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate has much more technique than substance, making it virtually impossible to form any emotional connection to it.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
1.5/4 9% Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) The characters are one-dimensional and the mystery isn't quite as clever as it thinks it is.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2.5/4 19% Urban Legend (1998) Urban Legend starts off very clever, then gets a little less clever the longer it goes on.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 82% Instant Family (2018) For whatever flaws it may have, this is a movie that gets a lot right about foster care and adoption. It might just leave you with a lump in your throat.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/4 74% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) The Clovehitch Killer is the biggest and best surprise so far in 2018. Intelligent, engrossing, and chilling.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/4 81% Overlord (2018) The film moves like a rocket, sweeping you up in the first minute and then plunging you into a hell-within-a-hell for the remainder of its running time.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 67% Welcome to Mercy (2018) An intelligent and unsettling picture that sucks you in.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) If you can accept that the film is going to cherry-pick certain moments from the band's career and omit others, you'll get a perfectly-entertaining, if not especially original rock biopic.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
1/4 37% Hunter Killer (2018) In every way, it looks and feels like something slapped together for VOD in the hopes that viewers with a fetish for military equipment will drop six bucks to rent it.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/4 74% Creepshow (1982) As with any anthology film, some stories are better than others. Even so, there are no outright clunkers here, just five entertaining tales told with great style.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
56% Bullitt County (2018) With its fight-for-the-money story and theme about the destructive nature of alcoholism, Bullitt County proves to be a clever indie with real substance underneath its twisting, turning plot.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 79% Halloween (2018) If anyone really thinks this will be the last meeting of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, I have a nice plot of land in Florida to sell you cheap. But who cares? Halloween does what it needs to do.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 84% The Wife (2018) The Wife starts off somewhat slowly, to the point where you wonder if anything is actually going to happen. Then, at the 50-minute mark, the "twist" of the story kicks in, and suddenly it becomes riveting.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
1.5/4 87% All About Nina (2018) All About Nina is certainly a showcase for Winstead's versatility. It just doesn't come together as a story.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/4 88% First Man (2018) An inspiring work. It celebrates the heroism and triumph of our country's astronauts in a way we haven't quite seen before.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/4 97% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) A riveting documentary. You might not want to eat while watching Rodents of Unusual Size, but you should definitely seek it out.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 54% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) Well-acted and compelling. Even without going full-on graphic, the film achieves real power.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
1/4 50% Shine (2018) Shine wants to be a dance movie and a piece of social commentary at the same time. Too much of the running time is consumed by the commentary, which has all the depth of a third-grade book report.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
3/4 39% Hell Fest (2018) If you like Halloween, amusement park spook houses, and haunted hayrides, Hell Fest is the movie for you.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born tells a story many of us already know. The magic comes from the fact that we utterly forget we know it and become absorbed all over again. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018