• WALL·E

    WALL·E

    Stunning. Way better for me as an adult than it was as a kid. The fact that Wall-E barely talks and yet manages to be one of the most well-realized and charming characters in animated history speaks volumes. The environmental message is well handled, the romance is believable. The weak villain is really the only thing holding this back from a perfect score.

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    The polar opposite of Happy Feet: a rich, intelligent, funny, thought-provoking masterpiece. This is the most underrated Pixar film by far and one of my Top 3 Pixar favorites. It genuinely feels like a smart indie film made for adults, which again, is a testament to Brad Bird's ingenious writing. I will never get tired of revisiting this movie.

  • Happy Feet

    Happy Feet

    Astonishingly bad. There is no story structure, the characters are either flat or annoying, random plot points and themes are piled on top of each other with no rhyme or reason, the character designs are unappealing. I thought Brave was the worst Best Animated Feature winner for sure, but leave it to this movie to prove me incredibly wrong. I can't even believe this is a real movie.

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Effortlessly charming with great characters and expressive animation. Horror parodies usually make me roll my eyes out of my skull but this one does it with such finesse and absurdity that I genuinely adore it.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    An absolutely flawless, mature family drama. It genuinely feels like it was written for adults first and kids were kind of an afterthought. Animation as a medium rarely gets better than this.

  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    A lot funnier than I remember. Stunning animation, very emotional and entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of Dory or the Tank Gang and some scenes aren't as good as others. But a really good entry in the Pixar canon, even if it's not a favorite

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    It's Spirited Away what the hell else do you need to know

  • Shrek

    Shrek

    I'm in the process of going through every Best Animated Feature winner for an upcoming video. Might as well review them yo

    So Shrek is really good. The cast is pitch-perfect and their line deliveries add so much to their characters. Very mature love story with great humor, though a little dull at some points. Pales in comparison to Shrek 2 but still a great movie in its own right

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    This. Movie. Is. BONKERS. Suffice to say I will have a full review out in a couple days but in summary I really really really liked it

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    Such a strong year for movies, such a forgettable Best Picture winner. The direction and score are fantastic; Del Toro and Desplat definitely earned those Oscars, but the story is largely uninteresting and the slow pace doesn't help matters. Michael Shannon's character is kind of a joke and not really intimidating, and even though I love weird stuff in movies I draw the line at fish sex. Oh, and that scene in the movie theatre? Painfully pandering. You're better than that, Guillermo.

  • First Man

    First Man

    Damien Chazelle is my favorite director, and his direction is the best part about this movie. But maaaaaaaan, this script does not match the brilliance of his presentation. It's exceptionally dull and I don't buy Ryan Gosling in this role, I'm sorry. Great performance from Claire Foy and some excellent sequences here and there but the screenplay really sinks this one for me.

  • Bee Movie

    Bee Movie

    Such a bizarre movie conceptually, but it's kinda boring in its execution. The plot is haphazard but it's not Shark Tale levels of hilariously incompetent so there's not a ton of ironic enjoyment to be had. Patrick Warburton is the best part but that goes without saying