Emily St. James

Emily St. James Patron

I used to write criticism; now, I invite it. I like movies with snow in them.

Favorite films

  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Almost Christmas
  • A Christmas Tale

Recent activity

  • Godzilla Minus One

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • May December

  • Saltburn

Recent reviews

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    Libby, after I walked into the apartment post-seeing Godzilla Minus One: Are you all right? *beat* Did you cry at Godzilla??! Minus One??!

    Me: MULTIPLE TIMES. *begins sobbing again*

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    I've been trying to figure out why I don't like this movie as much as other Muppet entertainments, despite Michael Caine's truly awe-inspiring performance, and the answer is so annoying I think I have to share it on the podcast.

Popular reviews

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    Aesthetically, this film most resembles a gender reveal party that sets a national park on fire.

  • Saltburn


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Five things (but three of them are jokes):

    1. Like the orcas, bisexuals have an irrepressible need to devour the ultra-wealthy.

    2. In retrospect, I'm really glad I didn't show the screener of this to my family on Thanksgiving night.

    3. I really didn't like this movie, but it made me realize how short Barry Keoghan is. He's an actor who hasn't clicked for me before, but now that I know he's short, I'm coming around on him. This makes…