Stuart Bost

Stuart Bost

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Favorite films

  • Wild at Heart
  • Adaptation.
  • Mandy
  • Pig

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★½

  • Stand and Deliver

    ★★★

  • The Asphalt Jungle

    ★★★½

  • All About Eve

    ★★★★

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★½

    *Extended Edition* This was somehow my first time watching the extended edition. Truly fantastic. A beautifully realized epic chapter, rich in world building, historical records, heightened personal drama, heroic quests, spooky magic and genuine emotion. Many since have tried to recapture this perfectly measured cocktail and nearly none have come close (even Jackson’s own Hobbit trilogy is lousy in comparison). 

    The setting is great! The world of Tolkein feels not only real to the touch, but lived in and worn.…

  • Stand and Deliver

    Stand and Deliver

    ★★★

    … why did no one tell me that Stand And Deliver was a reference to Mr Mister’s excellent song ‘Stand And Deliver’? 

    Olmos is honestly great here even if the whole thing has become cliché at this point. Watching this made me realize I’ve forgotten more math than I ever learned…
    ➗🚔👨🏽‍🏫📚

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★

    So cringe.
    The dialogue and writing are just bad. The concept,  indeed the reason this movie exists, is completely bankrupt. The many knowing winks and nods to reboot fatigue or meta jokes all ring hollow. They are SO irritating and almost insulting. The glimpses serve to season the goings on with better framed, better shot, better written, better conceived, better executed scenes.. 

    Callbacks and easter eggs to previous movies are ham fisted. Characters appear with no reason or purpose but…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Unbelievably huge in scale and impressive in scope, about as close to a faithful adaptation to the Frank Herbert source material as any fan could ask for.
    The story and world building is given ample room to breathe. This was going to be key, as in my opinion Herbert’s writing, especially early in the book, is very heavy with exposition and unnatural dialogue that characters use to deliver it. That issue was twofold on David Lynch’s Dune with a shortened…