Stewart Williams

Stewart Williams

Favorite films

  • Brazil
  • The Music Room
  • The Go-Between
  • The Boy Friend

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  • The Amazing Mr. Blunden

    ★★★★½

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    ★★★★½

  • Mapantsula

    ★★★★½

  • The Running Man

    ★★

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  • Evolution

    Evolution

    ★★

    Ghostbusters meets It Came from Outer Space meets The Blob.

  • Weird Science

    Weird Science

    ★★★

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Frankenstein meets Mary Poppins.

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  • Poison

    Poison

    Misadaptation of Dahl. The seriousness of the original (i.e., poison being a metaphor for alcoholism and racism) is rendered as caper (i.e., inconsequential like a parlor game).

    And although some (i.e., fans and admirers) find Anderson's style reassuring — even comforting — we have to be able to recognise self-parody (esp., his inability to approach mature themes).

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ★★

    Anderson is ill-suited to Dahl. His worldview is incompatible because he lacks the cruel morality of Dahl. Inventive staging but self-parodic and two-dimensional.