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  • Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc.

    ★★★★

    This is a really cute, funny, and creative story only marred by specific details. Centered on a Monsanto-by-way-of-oil-manufacture monster-scaring business built on exploiting human life for natural resources, it’s a story much too ahead of its time and still feel relevant to this day. The broad strokes of the theme in tangent to Sullys character journey with Boo works like gangbusters, while other side details feel flat. (Billy Crystals Mike feels like overlong standup rather than well-timed comic relief, and…

  • Toy Story 2

    Toy Story 2

    ★★★★½

    This movie, without question, fails to live up to the purity of the original. Right down to the callbacks and the often slack narrative, TOY STORY 2 only further highlights the truly unique experience of the first one. One of the few crazy ideas that alchemized into something thoughtful, character-driven, and thrilling, there’s no way it could be replicated. I mean, just look how A BUGS LIFE turned out.

    But with all the baggage held against the sequel, it’s also…

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