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  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★½

    Child’s Play took the concept of a serial killer doll and ran with it, creating a impressively tense horror film that most importantly gave us characters we didn’t want Chucky to do away with. Chucky has evolved a lot since that first film, so it’s interesting to see a filmmaker go back to square one and remake Child’s Play. Rather than a slavish recreation, director Lars Klevberg goes in a wildly different direction and that’s an admirable route to take.…

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★★

    The filmmakers at Pixar Animation Studios had delivered three extraordinary movies with the Toy Story series. The idea of making more always had that risk of going back to the well too many times. How many more stories could be told, revolving around the continuing adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear? Thankfully, director Josh Cooley (following in the footsteps of John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich) has crafted a beautiful continuation that keeps the high quality Toy Story is known for.…

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  • Toy Story 2

    Toy Story 2

    ★★★★★

    "Toy Story" set up this universe where toys come to life when people aren't around, while "Toy Story 2" expands on it. John Lasseter and the Pixar team pack a lot of fascinating themes into the film, while also showing how much the lead characters have changed since the first film. Woody is no longer jealous of his new friend Buzz Lightyear, but there's a newfound worry that creeps up about his owner potentially outgrowing him. The filmmakers use this…

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    ★★★★★

    After the first two extraordinary films, that "Toy Story 3" continued that incredible high level of quality is a testament to the amazing skill and storytelling abilities of the filmmakers at Pixar. By jumping ahead multiple years to Andy heading off to college, director Lee Unkrich finds a new avenue and new problems for the toys to overcome. "Toy Story 2" had Woody and the other characters wondering what the future will bring. And now that it's finally here, they…