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  • Toy Story That Time Forgot

    Toy Story That Time Forgot

    ★★★★

    Mad Max in the Toy Story world is pretty darn great, though my favorite character has to be Kittysaurus the Christmas ornament and his profound weirdness combined with his extreme cuteness.

  • Toy Story of Terror!

    Toy Story of Terror!

    ★★★★

    I'm really glad Jessie basically got her own short feature, and it's for something so profoundly human, overcoming a crippling fear. It also tantalizingly hints at just how huge this universe could be with the introduction of other characters like Combat Carl.

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    I kind of forgot I was watching a Marvel movie (until freakin' Stan Lee's cameo of course) and that was so welcome. It's an incredible, beautiful vision of Black empowerment and influence, but it's also complex and influenced by current knowledge and issues. It also manages not to be didactic and gives us some of the best staged action scenes in any Marvel movie. A big studio like Disney should not be afraid to let artists have their voices heard, and this is proof.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★★

    Oof. This movie was a mess. It seems as if it wants to be a high concept sci-fi fantasy film yet also a personal, human drama, and it didn't really execute either very well. It's very easy to rip on this movie, but it has a good heart, and some godawful people are going to say this is the example of what the excesses of an sjw would do. I applaud DuVernay and the rest of the creative forces to…