Stuart Bost

Stuart Bost

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Favorite films

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Uncut Gems
  • No Country for Old Men

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★

  • The Birdcage

    ★★★★

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    ★★★½

  • Spencer

    ★★★

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  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

    ★★★★½

    Unbelievably good from start to finish. Marlon Brando takes the role of Terry and delivers what would be a career performance for nearly any other actor. The walk scene at the end is one of the most moving scenes Ive ever seen. 

    The cast is better than superb, with Lee Cobb, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden and Eva Marie Saint. The dialogue is razor sharp and the plotting is fantastic. 

    Bernstein’s score is so good that it nearly overpowered the performances.…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★

    ‘Do any of these little fuckers ever pop out of the fucking wall and say “Fuck, there’s a horse cock in my room or a donkey dick”?’ - Princess Diana, probably

    Nice looking grainy film stock (unsure if it’s film or not, I’m not an expert by any means). The vast majority of the movie is shot this way and it’s a good effect to evoke a nostalgic feeling. The costuming is also very good quality. 

    Music is probably the…

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  • 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…

  • Alien³

    Alien³

    ★★★½

    Nowhere near as frighteningly claustrophobic as Alien or as joyously explosive as Aliens nor is it as revered as either, but I found myself outright enjoying this watch immensely. David Fincher’s debut scraps the late 70s shine and the early 80s metal aesthetic for a rusted-out, steam-filled affair in the style of a NiN music video. It works surprisingly well. Fincher’s quick cutting is well used and very effective. 

    Sigourney Weaver returning once again as Ellen Ripley is nearly every…