Aisle Seat

Aisle Seat is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mike McGranaghan
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 Bombshell (2019) Mike McGranaghan Bombshell makes the devastating impact of toxic workplaces powerfully, chillingly clear. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Mike McGranaghan Watching Uncut Gems is like having an anxiety attack that lasts 135 minutes. An exhilarating, electrifying tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/4 Queen & Slim (2019) Mike McGranaghan The year's most tender love story, as well as a potent social issue drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Mike McGranaghan The most iconoclastic film of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/4 Waves (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 Dark Waters (2019) Mike McGranaghan Dark Waters might just inspire you to throw out your non-stick pans and sip nervously on that next glass of water. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/4 The Aeronauts (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
1.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Mike McGranaghan A dull, dreary picture that never seems sure where it's going but takes two-and-a-half hours to get there anyway. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Eegah! (1962) Mike McGranaghan What makes it truly notable is the utter bizarreness of certain scenes. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 Frozen II (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
3.5/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
3/4 Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019) Mike McGranaghan A valuable -- and often very funny -- social issue documentary. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Mike McGranaghan Even at two-and-a-half hours, Ford v Ferrari never drags. The story is rich and the acting is stellar across the board. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/4 Last Christmas (2019) Mike McGranaghan Last Christmas touches your heart and jump-starts your holiday spirit. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.5/4 Honey Boy (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Mike McGranaghan Doctor Sleep has a great, eerie atmosphere that nicely accentuates the story's themes. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
1/4 Primal (2019) Mike McGranaghan Primal is like Life of Pi meets The Silence of the Lambs, only way less fun than that sounds. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Mike McGranaghan A bold, risk-taking work from a true cinematic visionary. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/4 Greener Grass (2019) Mike McGranaghan If you possess an appreciation for the absurd, there are big laughs throughout this wonderfully oddball enterprise. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 Countdown (2019) Mike McGranaghan Countdown is just good enough to make you wish it was better. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/4 No Safe Spaces (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 Paradise Hills (2019) Mike McGranaghan The movie creates a fantasy world that's like Alice in Wonderland meets Guillermo del Toro meets THX 1138. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 One Piece: Stampede (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/4 Western Stars (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/4 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 () Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 The Addams Family (2019) Mike McGranaghan The Addams Family essentially does what it sets out to, namely provide offbeat fun and introduce the clan to a new generation. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/4 QT8: The First Eight (2019) Mike McGranaghan A good primer on one of our most important, innovative cinematic storytellers. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/4 Gemini Man (2019) Mike McGranaghan As a technical demonstration, Gemini Man is pretty cool. As a movie, not so much. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Mike McGranaghan The picture just rehashes the same stuff this series has already done multiple times before. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
1.5/4 Joker (2019) Mike McGranaghan What should have been the most electrifying comic book picture of the year is actually one of its most shocking duds. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 Dilili à Paris (2018) Mike McGranaghan Too cerebral for children, yet too haphazardly constructed to satisfy adults. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Mike McGranaghan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Mike McGranaghan Wrinkles the Clown takes you completely by surprise, saying something worthwhile about how people generate and respond to fear. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/4 Bliss (2019) Mike McGranaghan Buckle up, because you won't go on a wilder ride all year. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Mike McGranaghan The movie is thankfully not nearly as esoteric as it might have been. You can come to it cold (or relatively cold) and enjoy the humor, the acting, and the look at how life is different for the workers downstairs than it is for the elite upstairs. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
2/4 Shaft (2019) Mike McGranaghan Not having a stronger, more serious plot means the film will likely appeal more to Shaft newbies than to Shaft devotees. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/4 Ad Astra (2019) Mike McGranaghan Ad Astra is one of those movies that probably needs to be seen twice in order to fully absorb its themes. Fortunately, it's something you'd want to see more than once. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Mike McGranaghan An appealing celebration of a musical artist who can literally sing anything and knock your socks off. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/4 The Wedding Year (2019) Mike McGranaghan Within just a few minutes, the movie establishes that it's going to be artificial, predictable, and shallow - and then it proceeds to follow through on that promise. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/4 Hustlers (2019) Mike McGranaghan Few films have ever humanized sex workers the way Hustlers does. By doing so, the story, which is inspired by real events, manages to tap into something surprisingly powerful. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Riot Girls (2019) Mike McGranaghan Ambitious and cool, but also a tiny bit lacking in one key area. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) Mike McGranaghan A compelling look at Liam's Gallagher's desire to reclaim mass popularity under some new, healthier terms -- while still leaving his trademark give-no-effs approach to life intact. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/4 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Mike McGranaghan Clever, hilarious, and deeply, deeply satisfying. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/4 Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Mike McGranaghan While it lacks the revelatory impact of its predecessor, this follow-up is still informative, entertaining, and slightly disturbing. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/4 It: Chapter Two (2019) Mike McGranaghan IT Chapter Two is, in many respects, a very different film from its predecessor, but what the story gets at thematically is an effective fulfillment of what has already been established. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
2.5/4 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Mike McGranaghan You probably won't be blown away, although you definitely won't be bored, either. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
1/4 Killerman (2019) Mike McGranaghan Killerman is one of those movies where the characters are perpetually in a crisis state, so they yell rather than converse. If you removed all the dialogue that is shouted, the film would probably be an hour shorter. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019