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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
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
2/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Mike McGranaghan It feels like overkill. Too many under-developed characters populate the story, too many plot points are crammed in, and the special effects are bludgeoning. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
2/4 The Banana Splits Movie (2019) Mike McGranaghan When it's doing what it's supposed to do, The Banana Splits Movie has some definite novelty value. Unfortunately, that's only about 50% of the time, tops. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
0.5/4 The Fanatic (2019) Mike McGranaghan The Fanatic is one of the worst films of the year. It's also one of the most entertaining films of the year, albeit not in any of the ways it's trying to be. On the John Travolta scale, it makes Gotti look like Goodfellas. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/4 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Mike McGranaghan The film spotlights a very real problem too many children are forced to deal with, in a manner that rattles you while still providing the entertainment value that comes from watching a skillfully-made work. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 Friedkin Uncut (2018) Mike McGranaghan This is a documentary any serious film buff needs to see. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 Good Boys (2019) Mike McGranaghan Getting the mixture of raunchy and sweet right can be difficult. Good Boys generally succeeds. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/4 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Mike McGranaghan With intellectually engaging subject matter and an innovative style that adds to the mystique, this is a movie any documentary fan will want to see and form their own opinion about. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/4 Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas (2018) Mike McGranaghan Tackling unconventional material via 2-D hand-drawn animation sets the picture apart. Nothing else quite like it exists. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/4 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Mike McGranaghan A crazy, fast-paced, make-you-jump, shark-a-palooza. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/4 The Kitchen (2019) Mike McGranaghan For wherever the film falters, it at least gives us three strong performances and a subversive, slyly funny feminist message that says women can do anything as well as men, including organized crime. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/4 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Mike McGranaghan This is "fun" horror for teens (and adults) that features some legitimately spooky sights, yet nothing that could be described as traumatizing. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/4 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Mike McGranaghan Hopeful movies like this are just what we need right now. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/4 After the Wedding (2019) Mike McGranaghan Good performances in a story that keeps you invested, even if it never entirely blows you away. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/4 Luce (2019) Mike McGranaghan Luce is an intelligent, provocative film you'll absolutely want to see and discuss. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
1/4 Ode to Joy (2019) Mike McGranaghan Ode to Joy is about a man with a disease that causes him to pass out whenever he experiences pleasure. He'd be safe seeing this movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Mike McGranaghan The movie is like cotton candy, in that it evaporates as you're consuming it and there's no sustenance. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/4 () Mike McGranaghan A Good Woman Is Hard to Find has the perfect marriage of a director who knows how to generate suspense and an actress capable of delivering a knockout, three-dimensional performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/4 Honeyland (2019) Mike McGranaghan This is a beautiful meditation on the desire to maintain simplicity in an increasingly complicated world. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 Harpoon (2019) Mike McGranaghan Anyone with a messed-up sense of humor and an interest in examining how low people can stoop in stressful situations will find plenty to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/4 Extra Ordinary (2019) Mike McGranaghan Hilarious, occasionally gory, and oddly sweet, this is one of the year's comedic highlights. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
3/4 Depraved (2019) Mike McGranaghan A stylish, intelligent riff on Frankenstein that engages your mind and your senses equally. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/4 White Snake (2019) Mike McGranaghan One of the most beautiful animated features I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.5/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Mike McGranaghan Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's most self-indulgent film. In this case, though, self-indulgence is not a bad thing. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/4 Satanic Panic (2019) Mike McGranaghan There's a brain in its head to match the mischievous spirit in its soul. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/4 () Mike McGranaghan An entertaining overview of an intentionally wacky underground phenomenon. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Knives and Skin (2019) Mike McGranaghan Just as no one can do Airplane!-style comedy like the guys who made Airplane!, no one can do David Lynch like David Lynch. Knives and Skin tries just a little too hard to do David Lynch. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/4 Porno (2019) Mike McGranaghan It's extreme and not for the easily offended. And you know what else? It's totally freaking awesome. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/4 Crawl (2019) Mike McGranaghan The bloody, fast-paced Crawl is never going to be added to the Criterion Collection. The movie is, however, exploitation fare of the highest order. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
3/4 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Mike McGranaghan Wickedly funny and undeniably relevant. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019