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  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

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

    I’m genuinely conflicted about this movie. On one hand, I enjoyed it - I sincerely did. The story was full of the genuine emotion that Pixar is famous for. It was wonderful to see the characters off on another adventure. But I was constantly asking myself “why?”

    Toy Story 3 was the perfect conclusion to the franchise - wrapping the story up in a bow so tight and perfect that any film that came after would seem superfluous. This story…

  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    ★★★

    As far as Adam Sandler movies go, this one isn’t bad. Not great, but entertaining. The premise is ridiculous but fun and the film has a few genuinely funny zingers.

    A fun distraction, but will probably not see it again.

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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    Still one of the greatest films of all time. This movie is an excellent example of what quality screenwriting looks like. The set-ups come quick and numerous, and the payoffs are deeply satisfying. The effects still hold up, and the two main characters are a joy to watch.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★

    Another excellent Marvel film. Did it have the same dramatic weight and polish as The Winter Soldier? No...but it's still tremendously entertaining. The Russos have ratched up the action, and it's glorious. All the characters have their chance to shine, especially newcomers like Spider-Man and Black Panther.