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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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

  • Silverado

    ★★★★

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

  • Santa Girl

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

    Some parts of this are really good. Others are cringe and eye rollingly bad. A film that certainly wants to subvert expectation or at least constantly talk about casting aside the past, the effort feels more hollow than previously. It’s set up as a middle chapter with alley oop like plots from Force Awakens and basically ends like its the end of the series, leaving little for the next steward in line. 

    The first third of the film is better…

  • Silverado

    Silverado

    ★★★★

    Immensely enjoyable. A Howard Hughes style western with 1980s flair with one of the best assembled casts of the era. Lawrence Kasdan and crew bring us excellent ingredients for a movie that stands up among multiple rewatches. 

    One of Kevin Kline’s best outings among a legendary career, paired nicely with an unassuming Scott Glenn as the two mains. Danny Glover and Kevin Costner are also fun to watch. 

    The story is good with multiple arcs taking shape and well drawn…

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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…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    So much promise here. Easily the best of the sequel trilogy. The look and feel of Star Wars was well captured in a way the prequels never did while widening the scope of the overall universe. The story cribs heavily from A New Hope (obviously) but there are worse movies to imitate. When all said and done the story is simple and straightforward which is one of the original’s best qualities. 

    The sets are brilliant in a way that the…