• Jason Darby

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jason Darby 16 Apr, 2015

    Boogie Nights is one of the most accomplished ensemble dramas of the 1990s, deftly handling the myriad of characters and storylines that are carefully crafted throughout the film. It's a masterpiece both in terms of writing and in terms of directing.

    That the film never lags in its two and a half hour running time is a testament to the previous statement. It never once feels like a long film, simply because the camera never really pauses. Even in longer…


  • WolfBoy

    ★★★★ Watched by WolfBoy 16 Apr, 2015

    A nearly 3 hour long trip through the sex, drugs and violence of the porno 70's and 80's. By the end i felt like i'd snorted the same amount of coke as the characters on screen.
    P.T. Andersons direction is engaging and the large cast eat up the script from start to finish.


  • Banners

    ★★★★ Watched by Banners 15 Apr, 2015

    'What can you expect when you're on top? You know? It's like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it's history repeating itself all over again.'

    Boogie Nights is to pornography what Goodfellas is to gangsters. It is also Paul Thomas Anderson's Pulp Fiction. But the influence, most obviously of Scorsese, is neither handled clumsily, nor used as a crutch. Boogie Nights is its…


  • Ava Davis

    ★★★★ Watched by Ava Davis 13 Apr, 2015 7

    1. dirk diggler should end his fucking life
    2. Julianne Moore is an angel too pure too good too sweet for us all and she has freckles all over her body I'm crying
    3. I'm in love with rollergirl I'm gonna cry
    4. John c Reilly doesn't look like Han Solo
    5. This movie is 8 hours long what the hell is wrong with paul Thomas Anderson
    6. I really lost interest during the middle or so and started going…


  • JohnAllegretti

    Watched by JohnAllegretti 19 Jan, 2015



  • Peter Grantham

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Peter Grantham 11 Apr, 2015

    You know that game where you come up with your porn star name by adding your middle name to the first street you lived in? I have the best porn star name ever. I would be Michael Manly.

    Boogie Nights didn't do much for me the first time I saw it years ago. I came back to it recently after I watched The Master and I was much more impressed the second time.

    In The Master, all of the stuff…


  • Oliver Goddard

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Oliver Goddard 12 Apr, 2015

    Martin Scorsese's "Fuckfellas".


  • Pyait Sone Kyi Myint

    ★★★★½ Watched by Pyait Sone Kyi Myint 11 Apr, 2015

    This is a masterpiece. This is 1996's Pulp Fiction. Paul Thomas Anderson was 26 and Mark Wahlberg has a 13 inches dick.


  • Reece Leonard

    ★★★★½ Added by Reece Leonard

    Brilliant, fun, and above all intelligent, "Boogie Nights" was Paul Thomas Anderson's first major accomplishment that cemented his place as the defining auteur of this generation.


  • Barrywerks

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Barrywerks 10 Apr, 2015

    The camera swoops, swirls and soars in Boogie Nights, which looks fresher than ever. It's big, ambitious, royally entertaining, and there isn't a weak or wasted moment in the two-and-a-half hour running time. The first half is one of the great movie comedies. When it turns dark in the second half, it keeps its freshness and remains original and thrilling, generally not the case when a movie shifts gears like this one does. Burt Reynolds is great as Dean Martin playing Russ Meyer. He is the centerpiece of a score of terrific performances. Did you ever see that movie, Star Wars?


  • Charles Palentine

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Charles Palentine 03 Apr, 2015

    Flawed but ambitious and overtly passionate. Cinema from a young, eager auteur.


  • Nick van Lieshout

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Nick van Lieshout 04 Apr, 2015

    I had a realization during this screening of BOOGIE NIGHTS: I think I like Paul Thomas Anderson's more recent output than I do his earlier works. I don't know what it is, because his later films are often critiqued as being "cold" and "precise" compared to his first films' "heart" and "energy." That's not to say I don't like or enjoy his early stuff, it just doesn't have the emotional or intellectual connection that I think the others do.