Barron Stewart

Barron Stewart

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Seven Samurai
  • Schindler's List

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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★½

  • Malcolm X

    ★★★★★

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★½

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  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    ★★★★★

    What a way to start off 2024!!

    This film most certainly rivals the original Ishirō Honda Godzilla. The message and themes of Godzilla Minus One do mirror that of the Honda film, as it is indeed the American testing of atom bombs in the Pacific that officially creates the Godzilla we see and then the Americans don’t want to help due to fear of retaliation from the Soviets. However I would argue this is almost the antithesis of Hondas film. While that…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★★

    While there isn’t much that probably hasn’t been said about Lawrence of Arabia that hasn’t been said already but I’ll do my best. This is by far one of if not the best WW1 films ever made. The fact there is a WW1 film that doesn’t focus on the Western Front is interesting in and of itself but there is much more to this film than that. 

    The cinematography in this film is beyond amazing. The sweeping shots of the Arabic…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★½

    Interestingly I actually watched Aliens before seeing this film which created an interesting contrast between the two. They are paced completely differently than each other but that does not make one better than the other. Alien creates good suspence which kept me guessing when the alien was going to show up next. In addition, the set dressing and design was amazing, I felt like this ship was used, abused and lived in and the people fit right into it. Also…

  • Circle of the Sun

    Circle of the Sun

    ★★★★★

    I am glad I finally took some time to watch this film as it covers aspects of my culture that I am trying to reconnect with and learn. First I must say that I am extremely glad to know that Aako’ka’tssin  (Sundance) isn’t dying, contrary to what is said in the film. From the research I’ve done on it, it is still carried out to this day, and not only by the Siksika (Blackfoot) and Kainai (Blood) but now by…