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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 89% Leap of Faith (2019) Watching the documentary is like having a film school class where you study one of the most significant horror films ever made under the guidance of a master teacher.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/4 94% The Twentieth Century (2020) Gloriously weird.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/4 84% Belushi (2020) Made with artistry and compassion, Belushi is an intimate look at an immensely talented guy for whom joy and pain were often intertwined.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
1.5/4 28% Vanguard (2020) Clearly, the intention was to make a film that plays like an old-school Jackie Chan adventure. Vanguard misses its goal by a mile.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
4/4 79% Let Him Go (2020) A taut 1950s-era story combines with the strong chemistry between stars Diane Lane and Kevin Costner to create an electrifying, powerful, and haunting cinematic experience. This is one of the very best adult dramas in years.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
1.5/4 38% Chick Fight (2020) Yet another riff on the Karate Kid formula, with little to distinguish it. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 42% Fatman (2020) Fatman is about six different types of crazy, and I kind of like that about the movie.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/4 27% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Ron Howard may have been the wrong choice to direct Hillbilly Elegy. His sensibility is too inherently sunny for the material. As a result, this is a nice, safe movie about subjects that are not nice and should never feel safe.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
3.5/4 84% Freaky (2020) Freaky is a total scream, in more than one sense of the word.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
1.5/4 50% Triggered (2020) Despite a few witty lines of dialogue, the film's substance-free violence wore me down long before the plot resolved itself.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
3.5/4 69% Kindred (2020) Kindred is an uncommonly effective horror movie because 99% of the things that happen in it are completely realistic.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
3/4 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) Good-natured, often humorous, and always entertaining.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/4 48% Spell (2020) I rarely have audible reactions to horror movies, but I had four during Spell.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/4 55% Come Play (2020) Come Play isn't just one of the best horror movies of the year, it's one of the best movies of the year, period.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/4 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) The Craft: Legacy doesn't take itself too seriously. That makes it fun. At the same time, it absolutely takes its female empowerment message seriously, and that makes it substantive.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3.5/4 81% Synchronic (2020) This is intelligent, stylish sci-fi that leaves you with ideas to contemplate.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/4 86% On The Rocks (2020) Sofia Coppola continues her unbroken streak of winners with this look at martial insecurity and the emotional toll it takes.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) This stylish, confidently-made movie is perfect viewing for Halloween, or any time you want a jolt of clever horror.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) The sequel rarely reaches the gasp-inducing hilarity of the original. When it does hit the mark, though, the laughs are still pretty big.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/4 94% Memories of Murder (2003) Like Parasite, it's one of those stories that sucks you right in, then proceeds to surprise you on a regular basis.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
3.5/4 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Even if a couple of the characters get short shrift, the film's examination of the impact of protest is both fascinating and eerily timely. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3.5/4 96% Shithouse (2020) This is the kind of movie you just want to hug.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 91% Love and Monsters (2020) There's an undeniable, if unconventional, romantic spirit in Love and Monsters.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
2/4 40% Honest Thief (2020) Suspension of disbelief is a common requirement when watching many movies. What makes it different here is this: if you take out all the elements that are far-fetched, you're still left with a routine innocent-man-clearing-his-name thriller.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/4 99% Totally Under Control (2020) Easily the most essential non-fiction film of 2020.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
94% Frank & Zed (2020) A bloody blast! Director Jesse Blanchard has a total commitment to horror. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
3/4 85% Yellow Rose (2020) Eva Noblezada is the real deal - someone we instantly care about, want to follow, and endlessly root for. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
1.5/4 29% The War with Grandpa (2020) The best Robert DeNiro movie with the word "grandpa" in the title, although that's only because Dirty Grandpa is a thing that exists.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
1/4 No Score Yet Trump Card (2020) D'Souza is merely preaching to the choir. Any possibility of convincing moderate or liberal viewers is pretty much zero, thanks to unreliable commentators and manipulation of basic facts.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/4 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) If you've ever watched the Coen brothers' Fargo and thought it would be even more awesome if it had a werewolf, then The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a movie you will want to see immediately.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3.5/4 81% Charm City Kings (2020) Watching Charm City Kings gave me a feeling similar to the one I got in August of 1991, when I saw John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood for the first time. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
2.5/4 45% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) Woody Allen is probably not the best person to make a movie about modern-day college kids. I don't know too many folks of that age who casually drop references to Gigi and Ludwig Bemelmans into conversation, do you? ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/4 76% 12 Hour Shift (2020) Writer/director Brea Grant stacks macabre situations on top of each other to create a wild journey through a criminal enterprise.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
3.5/4 98% Spontaneous (2020) Starts off as the best teen-centered dark comedy since Heathers, then evolves into something unexpectedly profound. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
3/4 88% Save Yourselves! (2020) Save Yourselves! is part mumblecore movie, part parody of '50s science-fiction thrillers. I hope that sounds appealing, because this film is a real treat.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
3.5/4 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) You need a strong constitution to get through this movie, but if you can take it, you'll find one of the most harrowing and provocative horror films of the decade.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
2/4 32% Death of Me (2020) Death of Me opens with a killer premise that grabs you by the throat. From there, it proceeds to gradually squander all the potential of that premise.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
100% The Wanting Mare (2020) I'm really glad I saw this film.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
100% Buck Alamo or (A Phantasmagorical Ballad) (2020) Buck Alamo is like no other movie I've seen, and that made it a pleasure to watch.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/4 54% Shortcut (2020) A nifty little surprise. Think of The Breakfast Club reimagined as a creature feature and you start to get the idea.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/4 89% Kajillionaire (2020) The movie makes you laugh and breaks your heart at the same time.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/4 62% Blackbird (2020) This family drama hits you on an emotional level.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3.5/4 85% The Way I See It (2020) A massively entertaining documentary about a guy whose job gave him a front row seat to history.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3.5/4 100% The Swerve (2020) Prepare to be blown away by this knockout of a thriller.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
2.5/4 58% Infidel (2020) Plenty to admire can be found in the film, yet the flaws prove frustrating in how they undermine the strengths.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3.5/4 63% The Secrets We Keep (2020) A first-rate adult thriller.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3.5/4 28% Antebellum (2020) This may be the most intelligent and provocative horror film of the year.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/4 64% I Am Woman (2020) A reasonably entertaining film for people who remember Helen Reddy and the way her signature song inspired millions of American woman in their fight for equality.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3.5/4 67% Rent-A-Pal (2020) The film is a sharp, unsettling portrait of the psychological damage extended periods of loneliness and isolation can have on a person.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
3/4 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) The Broken Hearts Gallery is sunny and joyful and optimistic.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020