Favorite films

  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Son of the White Mare
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Recent activity

  • The Mechanism of Spring

  • In a Pig's Eye

  • Well, That's Glasses

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


Recent reviews

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    Man you could spend days, weeks, months combing through the frames of this thing and still be turning up whole new universes of visual invention.

    More aesthetic originality and sheer effort in throwaway shots than any other animated feature going, including all the films released in the wake of the first Spider-Verse that have followed its lead in pushing past the ingrained visual orthodoxies of mainstream computer animation.

    And I love most of those movies. But while every other studio was…

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie


    As a Mario fan I can’t really imagine what a better Mario movie would be. Pretty thin characters and story, but it’s-a Mario, waddya gonna do. I think Nintendo probably had em on a tight leash (like the fabled Chain Chomp himself) in terms of how deep or irreverent it could be

    Case in point, it really isn't very funny at all, bar some Jack Black musical antics, and doesn't really try to be. By far the worst problem is…

Popular reviews

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


    Was nowhere near prepared for how good this would be. The story was fun and pacey, the themes were surprisingly mature, the action was among the best I’ve ever seen in an animated movie 

    The post-Spiderverse diversification of style in Hollywood animation continues apace. After years of samey CGI, it’s such a thrill to see what the talent at these studios can achieve when they move even slightly outside of the industry’s decades old comfort zone

    Didn’t think we’d ever see a new contender for ‘Best Shrek Movie’, and yet…

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On


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

    Life is a funny old thing so here I am finally watching the Shell movie like a week after my Gran dies, with the last few months of her life pretty closely mirroring what happens to Marcel’s Nana in the film

    Prettty tough going! But I’m glad it worked out that way. I’ve been having a bit of trouble really letting myself FEEL the weight of what’s happened, so it was nice to have Marcel there to work through it…