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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Maybe the third time really is the charm. I hated the original Bad Boys, and Bad Boys II is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Bad Boys for Life, to my great surprise, is astronomically better. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 61% The Wave (2020) The Wave is two-thirds of a cool movie. The final third becomes didactic in a way that's disappointing in its predictability.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/4 94% Weathering with You (2020) The movie is further proof that animation can be used to address mature, thoughtful themes. It's also a lot of fun.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/4 79% VHYes (2020) A clever, witty, and ridiculously fun flashback to an era where late night TV provided a treasure trove of eccentricity. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
2/4 51% Underwater (2020) One of those middling films that's as hard to hate as it is hard to love.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 44% Three Christs (2020) Three Christs takes one of the most amazing stories in the history of psychology and muddles it by focusing on the wrong thing.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/4 84% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy works beautifully as both an examination of a vital issue and as a gripping legal story. Michael B. Jordan once again proves why he is one of our brightest, most exciting young actors. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
1/4 17% The Grudge (2020) The Grudge is an excellent reminder that the worst sin a horror movie can commit is to be boring. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/4 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is more than a film, it's an immersive experience that leaves you exhausted when it's over, in the best possible way.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
1/4 20% Cats (2019) Me as a teenager seeing Cats on Broadway: "This is terrible. Easily one of the dumbest, weirdest, most incoherent and pointless things I've ever seen." Tom Hooper's Cats movie: "Hold my beer."‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/4 95% Little Women (2019) Writer/director Greta Gerwig puts her own stamp on the material, creating a film that will speak strongly to a new generation.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3/4 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) The idea of a man turning into a pigeon is silly. That said, the film makes it work by fully embracing that silliness. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) I found The Rise of Skywalker's attempts to congeal the disparate elements from the previous eight chapters captivating. No, not every choice succeeds, but a bold attempt is far more satisfying than a lackadaisical effort.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 40% Black Christmas (2019) The movie is well-acted, stylishly made, and in possession of an idea that it really wants to convey.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
2/4 52% Rabid (2019) Although competently made from a technical perspective, the movie is unexpectedly bland on a story level.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/4 68% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell makes the devastating impact of toxic workplaces powerfully, chillingly clear.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/4 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Watching Uncut Gems is like having an anxiety attack that lasts 135 minutes. An exhilarating, electrifying tale.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) The year's most tender love story, as well as a potent social issue drama. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 74% Richard Jewell (2019) The most iconoclastic film of the year. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/4 83% Waves (2019) Few films are able to get to the heart of what it means to face life's ups and downs the way this one does.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 90% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters might just inspire you to throw out your non-stick pans and sip nervously on that next glass of water.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/4 71% The Aeronauts (2019) It's still a little cheesy at times, and undeniably manipulative at others. It's also occasionally thrilling, always well-acted, and unexpectedly kind of fun.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
1.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) A dull, dreary picture that never seems sure where it's going but takes two-and-a-half hours to get there anyway.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
0% Eegah (1962) What makes it truly notable is the utter bizarreness of certain scenes. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 77% Frozen II (2019) Enough about it works to give fans a reasonable degree of entertainment. Still, there's no denying that it's a big step down from the original.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) You hang on every line of dialogue, savor every shot, and wait breathlessly to see where things will go next. The film is pure entertainment from start to finish.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
3.5/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is not a biopic about Mr. Rogers, it's a biopic about the values that defined Mr. Rogers. That's an important distinction, one that allows it to become something original.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3/4 86% Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019) A valuable -- and often very funny -- social issue documentary.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Even at two-and-a-half hours, Ford v Ferrari never drags. The story is rich and the acting is stellar across the board. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas touches your heart and jump-starts your holiday spirit.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.5/4 93% Honey Boy (2019) With sensitive, observant direction from Alma Har'el, Honey Boy is a harrowing personal story that has universal relevance. It might also be redemption for Shia LaBeouf.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep has a great, eerie atmosphere that nicely accentuates the story's themes.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
1/4 39% Primal (2019) Primal is like Life of Pi meets The Silence of the Lambs, only way less fun than that sounds.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/4 91% The Lighthouse (2019) A bold, risk-taking work from a true cinematic visionary.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/4 81% Greener Grass (2019) If you possess an appreciation for the absurd, there are big laughs throughout this wonderfully oddball enterprise.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) We may not ever be completely floored by a Terminator picture again, but it sure feels good to get another one that understands what made the idea so appealing to begin with.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 27% Countdown (2019) Countdown is just good enough to make you wish it was better. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/4 47% No Safe Spaces (2019) A free speech documentary that raises a few worthwhile issues, without ever stopping to question whether its cries for common sense are really all that sensible.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 62% Paradise Hills (2019) The movie creates a fantasy world that's like Alice in Wonderland meets Guillermo del Toro meets THX 1138. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 92% One Piece: Stampede (2019) One Piece: Stampede is an undeniably manic film. There are about ten things going on at all times. That's kind of what the franchise is, though. Admirers won't be disappointed.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/4 94% Western Stars (2019) There are plenty of great documentaries about great musicians. Not many have the soul of this one, nor the revelations of the artist's mind. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/4 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap nuts up. The movie has crazier action, more outlandish comedy, and a mid-credits scene that will go down in the history books. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 100% Dementer (2019) Anyone with an interest in a genuinely unsettling horror flick that also has some deep thoughts in its head should make a point to check this one out.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 43% The Addams Family (2019) The Addams Family essentially does what it sets out to, namely provide offbeat fun and introduce the clan to a new generation.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/4 90% QT8: The First Eight (2019) A good primer on one of our most important, innovative cinematic storytellers.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) As a technical demonstration, Gemini Man is pretty cool. As a movie, not so much.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The picture just rehashes the same stuff this series has already done multiple times before.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
1.5/4 69% Joker (2019) What should have been the most electrifying comic book picture of the year is actually one of its most shocking duds.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 61% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2019) Too cerebral for children, yet too haphazardly constructed to satisfy adults.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Even if you've absorbed all the DVD/Blu-ray supplementary materials and read comprehensive books like Alien Vault, there's stuff in this doc that will probably be new to you.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019