The Painted Bird

A near-masterpiece.

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One of the year's bigger disappointments.

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An ambitious, thematically-rich chiller.

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We Are Little Zombies

A crazy, offbeat, cuckoo-nutty Japanese import.

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An immersive experience that made me feel like I was sitting on the stage.

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The Aisle Seat critic, Mike McGranaghan, is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society. His reviews appear weekly on the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. His work also regularly appears at Screen Rant and Ranker. He is the author of two books, Straight-Up Blatant and My Year of Chevy: One Guy's Journey Through the Filmography of Chevy Chase, both of which are available at