Funny thing, movies. Some of them hit you right up front, but then fizzle out in your mind quicker than flat soda. Others, quietly crawl into bed with you, curl up, and stay awhile. For me, Toy Story 4 is firmly in the latter. Watching it was enjoyable and, at times, quite moving. But, the past two weeks since I’ve seen it have been kind. What seemed understated at the time now seems quietly profound. Its development is deep, its ideas are full, and I’m eager to re-visit it again. Until then, this review will have to do.
Naturally, I discussed Toy Story 4 alongside the new cinema vérité documentary, Walking on Water; Chautauqua’s next installment in their summer silent series, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the return of Denver’s Landmark Esquire theater on this week’s After Image. Give it a listen.