James has written 120 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Coraline

    Coraline

    The dad in this movie looks like Hugh Neutron mixed with Waluigi

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    BEST MOTHERFUCKING PICTURE

  • Hair Love

    Hair Love

    OWWWWWWW MY HEARTTTTTTTT

  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    I really gotta hand it to this movie

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    I can't decide what's more shocking; the fact that this movie was actually pretty great, or the fact that this is the second Best Picture nominee this year where Tracy Letts plays a stuffy old rich dude who I don't like at first but actually starts to grow on me over time

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    ★★★★

    Watched this in film class and my God this is BONKERS. Easily the most insane documentary I've ever seen. Is it real? Was it staged? Who cares?

    Thierry Guetta cements himself as the Tommy Wiseau of the art world, and his story is as hilarious as it is thought-provoking. I'm gonna be pondering the nature of art criticism and subjectivity for weeks to come after seeing this. Great stuff.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    This was really good but I could never shake the feeling that I was watching a 2-hour cutscene and never getting a chance to actually play the game.

    At least Roger Deakins will be a 2-time Oscar winner now.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    I've come to make an announcement:

    The Academy is a bitch ass motherfucker. They pissed on Song Kang-Ho's chances of getting a Supporting Actor nod. That's right, this bunch of quilly dicks pissed all over a truly nuanced and powerful performance and they said Brad Pitt's dick was "this big" and I said "that's disgusting".

    So I'm making a callout post on my letterboxd dot com: Academy, you got a small dick, its the size of this peach except way…

  • Persepolis

    Persepolis

    Pretty good adaptation of an exceptional graphic novel. It just suffers from an incredibly rushed pace since they're trying to cram a lot of plot into a 90 minute runtime, which deflates a lot of the dramatic weight from certain story arcs. It's still a good, powerful film, but I strongly recommend reading the book first, if possible.

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    Po had two dads and he turned out fine!

    The weakest one, but still pretty good :)

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Great sequel that isn't afraid to tell an even more emotionally rich story than its predecessor. It's much slower paced and not nearly as funny, but it shines in its second half and leads to a sensational climax. Ending really made me soft <3

  • Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda

    Wtf why this movie so damn good? It's absolutely stunning from an animation perspective and delivers a story with a surprising amount of emotional heft. Incredible fight scenes, great characters, striking colors, the works. One of the best DreamWorks movies by far