• Tom Prankerd

    ★★★★ Watched by Tom Prankerd 27 Apr, 2016

    A fascinating, winning web of shaggy dog tales, all tied together by the general likability, naivety and integrity of the main characters. The midnight New Year's Eve 1979 murder suicide is probably one of the most heavy-handed transitions of all time but even this just about works, setting up a second half of the film which in places is heartbreaking (Bucky Swope getting turned down by the bank) and hilarious (Dirk's music).

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  • Winston Smith

    ★★★★½ Watched by Winston Smith 24 Apr, 2016

    writing: 5
    filmmaking:5
    music: 4
    enjoyment: 5

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  • Eithne

    Watched by Eithne 30 Apr, 2016 9

    I will readily admit most of my distaste for this film derives from my hatred for Mark Wahlberg, P.T. Anderson, and this gaudy "seventies" aesthetic, but beyond all of that, it's not a particularly interesting or remarkable film.

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  • James

    ★★★½ Watched by James 28 Apr, 2016

    Like Diggler's cock, it's long but it's still satisfying. I really liked the shift from the first half to the second half, with the fun antics of the seventies colliding with the tragic downfall in the eighties. I honestly thought it was going to be comedic all the way through so that transition really jarred me. Everyone is fantastic in it, even though I had trouble feeling sympathy for everyone but Don Cheadle in the second half, since they all…

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  • Those Eyebrows

    ★★★★ Watched by Those Eyebrows 29 Apr, 2016

    Yeah, yeah, tracking shots this, "Jessie's Girl" that. What really won me over was seeing those five magic words in the end credits: "Robert Downey, Sr. (a prince)."

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  • Serge The Movie Guy

    ★★★★★ Watched by Serge The Movie Guy 28 Apr, 2016 1

    (Short Review)

    WOW! What an amazing movie. "Boogie Nights" is for sure in my top favorites. The story is very fascinating. An interesting look at life in porn industry during the 70's and 80's. It's kind of life teaching.
    The acting was perfect. The entire cast gives performances that will go down as some of their best performances. The directing was also perfect. Paul Thomas Anderson is probably one of the best directors who ever lived. Shout out to the…

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  • Steve Carver

    ★★★★½ Added by Steve Carver

    This was my second Paul Thomas Anderson film. My first being There Will be BLood (2007), I honestly had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that it was one of Mark Wahlberg's first performances in a feature film and that it had Julianne Moore.

    I almost forgot movies could be like this.

    I don't know where to begin. The writing was phenomenal, the directing was great and fast-paced, the cinematography was jaw-dropping, the acting was perfect, and the overall result is one hell of a ride. Definitely see this film before you die.

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  • Chloë Barrington

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Chloë Barrington 27 Apr, 2016

    A shockingly original, stylish and compelling view of the porn industry with stunning camera work and fantastic performances.

    A perfect film and #2 on my top 10 list of favorite films.

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  • La Pantalla Invisible
  • Evan Whitford

    ★★★★★ Watched by Evan Whitford 18 Apr, 2016

    April Movie Watching Challenge

    April 17- A film from the 1990’s

    I’ve started to notice a certain sub genre in cinema lately, and it’s the movie that first showcases the pros of something, and then all of the cons. It was the mafia in Goodfellas, the financial industry in The Wolf Of Wall Street, heroin addiction in Trainspotting, et cetera. What does Boogie Nights focus on?

    Well, porn.

    The movie focuses on fictional porn star, Dirk Diggler, who’s from a…

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  • Ben Scanga

    ★★★★ Watched by Ben Scanga 26 Apr, 2016

    An interesting tale about the adult entertainment biz

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  • Rumsey Taylor

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Rumsey Taylor 26 Apr, 2016

    [Umpteenth viewing.] Anderson’s characterization has been traditionally sympathetic, especially when he depicts someone teetering towards some manifestly bad decision. There are multiple examples of this in each of his films – the latter half of Magnolia is a grandiose succession of bad decisions – but only in Boogie Nights does he tend to parody his characters. We’re supposed to laugh when Dirk and Reed record “The Touch” and then shout petulantly when the studio master won’t relinquish their master tapes,…

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