Eileen has written 24 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    One of those movies that leaves you going "what can be said about it that hasn't already been said?"
    Every piece of the story clicks together, practically every other line is iconic as hell, and the effects still look so good that even though the CG tends to stick out at times, I was too immersed to care.
    So glad that for me, this one wound up being just as good as everybody says it is.
    Now I gotta go…

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    ★★★★★

    I know some people have nitpicks with the redubbed voices, etc. but it's absolutely incredible that this whole thing got made at all and it's great that this movie is so special to so many people in my generation.
    I also loved watching all the different presentation styles; shows that there's way more than one way to make a cartoon and it's one of those endeavors that makes me wanna turn on all the engines full throttle and make something cool.

    EDIT: This review was about Spongebob Rehydrated, honestly f*ck letterboxd for not seeing web animation as "real" art

  • There's a Man in the Woods

    There's a Man in the Woods

    ★★★★★

    This is still fantastic and infectious and bone-chilling in every way but it's forever associated to me with this post I saw on tumblr back when it was first released where some art hoe played it for their class and was mad that all their classmates preferred Meet The Spy and "didn't understand real art"
    As an ex-film student, fuck film students.
    This is still phenomenal though

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes I waffle back and forth on whether I wanna give a movie a perfect score, but uh yeah. Near perfect movie, often imitated, never duplicated, every single shot is iconic af.

  • Gena the Crocodile

    Gena the Crocodile

    ★★★★★

    Cheburashka still has the absolute sweetest voice I have ever heard come out of an animated character oh my god I could literally cry.
    But yeah obv Gena is the star and my favorite, Shapoklyak is extremely good too.

  • Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History

    Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History

    ★★★★★

    Wow I'm surprised this was on letterboxd but anyway this was surprisingly engrossing and on the whole completely insane. Burn it all down.

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★★★

    I know it's arguably not perfect but I genuinely think it's one of those movies where nearly everything comes together perfectly and it's still easily the best film adaptation of a musical ever made with some of the best puppet effects ever put to film. It's been one of my favorite movies for a while and I don't think I'm ever gonna stop loving it.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★★

    I'm a bit sick of the MCU at this point but watching this one never seems to get old to me, pretty much every performance is on-point and it still continues to be hilarious from start to finish.

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    Okay lemme tell ya the one pitfall of every Ghibli movie is that when they're two hours long you absolutely feel those two hours
    But holy SHIT, what can be said about this movie that hasn't been already? Breathtaking on nearly every possible level.
    Also this might be considered sacrilegious in some circles but I think on terms of artistic achievement I might think it's better than Spirited Away (which is also still very good tho).
    It's beautiful and terrifying, like all the best animated films should be.

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★★★

    Definitely in my like top five Disney movies, probably the funniest and most action-packed of the renaissance movies and also just damn pretty. One of those movies where I love nearly every scene. Everybody says the genie is iconic and I have nothing to add to that other than I think that was one of the best performances in all of cinema, not just animation.
    I could keep singing the praises of this thing to high heaven but I'm gonna stop before I start sounding like a broken record. Big, BIG fave.

  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful animation, great use of style, excellently told story within the ways it uses the medium. It didn't make me ugly sob like Song of the Sea did but I'm writing this review right after finishing it and I'm still an emotional wreck but like in the best way.
    I wish more American studios were this bold with their artistry.

  • Elf

    Elf

    ★★★★★

    Firmly cemented into the Christmas Movie Pantheon at this point and rightfully deserving of that position. Still manages to be as equally funny and heartfelt as when I first fell in love with it as a lil bean.