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  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    ★★★★½

    A great send-off for a great trilogy. This should've been the last one, but we'll see what happens with the fourth. As of now, I don't see a reason for it to be made. But again, I'll find out when I see it.

    I still think the first Toy Story tops both the others in its consistent focus on character over cheap thrills and story. The second and third, while arguably more entertaining, are much closer to generic animated action-adventure…

  • Toy Story 2

    Toy Story 2

    ★★★★

    While the added 10 minutes of runtime compared to the original film is mostly used for movie references and more action scenes instead of real substance, this is still a very strong film and better than most animated movies.

    Right off the bat, the second movie benefits from much better graphics than the first. The graphics are smoother and look less like a video game. This really adds to the warmth of the film, as the first can sometimes feel…

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  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★½

    Two things continue to amaze me about this movie: the graphics still hold up today and aren't a gimmick, and the stakes of the story are incredibly small but feel very large. Toy Story is a very near perfect movie, and one of the best, if not the best, animated movies of all time. It is breezy, yet emotional, contained, yet epic, and simple, yet impactful.

    I don't need to go into the voice work, or the music, or the…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★★

    One of the best directorial debuts of all time, "Reservoir Dogs" is a movie full of life, creativity, and, of course, death.

    The story of a job gone wrong is told excellently and compellingly through a vivid non-linear structure that embellishes everything and heightens the stakes.

    Quentin Tarantino leaves no stone unturned, using all of the means at his disposal to make a movie drenched in filmmaking technique. From the clever editing to the handheld camerawork to the super soundtrack,…