James has written 120 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

    Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

    Wtf who put this on Letterboxd

  • The Secret of Kells

    The Secret of Kells


    Absolutely enchanting animation, but it feels like an unfinished beta version of Song of the Sea and Wolfwalkers. Easily Cartoon Saloon's weakest film, but not a bad start for the studio by any means.

  • Bolt



    If the main character was voiced by Adam West it would've been good

  • Meet the Robinsons

    Meet the Robinsons


    This movie had no business being as funny and clever as it was

  • The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner


    Damn these Cartoon Saloon movies for being insanely good and flying under my radar for the past decade

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom


    I hope they cleaned that piano in the rehearsal room

  • Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man


    The most uncomfortable and uplifting viewing experience of 2020. An absolutely gut-wrenching account of the ongoing battle against hatred and the horror of seeing your creation spiral out of control and become unrecognizable. Gonna be thinking about this one for a long time.

  • Chicken Little

    Chicken Little

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha fuck this movie hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Wolfwalkers



    This movie has the most weirdly inconsistent animation I've ever seen, there are some scenes that are straight-up some of the most gorgeous things I've ever witnessed, and then others where the character designs look like parodies and I can't tell what the focal point of the shot is supposed to be

    But it was great otherwise so go watch it

  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

    The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper


    If you thought I wasn't gonna end Christmas off by watching the best DreamWorks film then you're solely mistaken

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984


    The Mandalorian touches a lot of people through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

  • Soul



    A more intellectual and artistic take on the same concepts that Inside Out and Coco tackled. I feel like these three movies make for a pretty interesting thematic trilogy, and while I think this might be the slight weakest of the three, it's nonetheless another hit for a fairly hit-or-miss studio these days.