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  • The General

    The General

    ★★★★½

    Film overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2
    Buster’s gun twirling: ⭐️ x ♾ 


    The bridge sequence and ensuing battle had me on edge, not gonna lie. Buster knew how to scare and delight his audience simultaneously. That’s the best thing about The General. The comedy didn’t preclude a compelling, epic story, and vice versa; they work together in a harmony that sets all of Buster’s pre-MGM films apart. He was the master at comedic timing and tension, and it’s impossible to take your eyes…

  • Toy Story 2

    Toy Story 2

    ★★★★

    Just as great as the original. There’s real chemistry between the lovable characters, making it hard to pick a favorite. The heart of the first two Toy Story films sets them apart from the later two, which unfortunately muddle the franchise’s message. Wheezy’s “You Got a Friend in Me” will always be the superior version.

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  • Sally

    Sally

    ★★★★

    Sally certainly won’t appeal to everyone, but an early talkie with a modern fairytale vibe starring the actress who originated the titular role on Broadway, featuring Jerome Kern music, and originally shot in two-color Technicolor? That’s good enough for me.

  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    ★★★½

    I wish my bakes came out half as well as Buster’s did, and his dough even fell in the tool chest. :/