• RomuloRS

    ★★★½ Watched by RomuloRS 21 Dec, 2014

    Paul Thomas Anderson, sendo Paul Thomas Anderson.

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  • Haikal_F

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Haikal_F 21 Dec, 2014

    I love this movie, it contains everything I love about cinema in a brisk two and a half hour running time. Sex, drugs and violence. A visionary director honing his skills. An all-star cast operating at the height of their abilities. Consistently impressive camerawork. Wall-to-wall music that's been perfectly selected to bring a specific time and place to life. Paul Thomas Anderson rebuilds a world that has largely been lost to history and cements his place as one of the…

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  • Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright 21 Dec, 2014

    Big, sprawling epic about an era a mere twenty years removed from its filming - can you even imagine anybody making such a rich, excitingly vibrant recreation of the mid 1990's today?

    Wahlberg's inherently dopey persona works for him for once, and Nina Hartley's limited role probably steals the whole movie, I just couldn't stop laughing, even after I was obviously supposed to stop.

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  • McStrizz

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by McStrizz 19 Dec, 2014

    Well, I'm three years older than P.T. Anderson was when he made this and I have yet to produce a masterpiece of any kind, so I might as well kill myself now.

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  • Juan Espinoza

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Juan Espinoza 17 Dec, 2014

    La última y más duradera carta de amor a la pornografía en general (y más específicamente a la época dorada). Pero una historia con elementos clásicos de la tragedia más clásica. No había otra manera de contar otra historia. Y no la habrá jamás.

    ****

    Obra maestra.

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  • Ramon van Dam

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ramon van Dam 12 Dec, 2014

    Een vroege topper van Paul Thomas Anderson die ook een tweede keer uiterst interessant blijft.

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  • Matthew Murnan

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matthew Murnan 10 Dec, 2014

    I decided to watch this glaring omission from my PTA filmography in preparation for the release of Inherent Vice. A movie I’ve been meaning to watch for over a decade. Not surprisingly, I loved this film. PTA’s sophomore effort is full of his signature technical virtuosity that we've all become accustomed to over his astounding career. With tracking shots that make your head spin, the camera work is astonishing. Superficially this reads as a rise and fall narrative, with our…

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  • Oliver Gelleni

    ★★★★★ Watched by Oliver Gelleni 15 Dec, 2014

    P. T. Anderson is one of the 4 or 5 best directors currently living and one of his strongest trademarks is his building of energy. Whether the story is about the porn business, oil business, love or psychology, they all have a pulse stronger than pretty much anything else being made today.

    His second feature, Boogie Nights, is perhaps his most energetic. The camera glides through clubs, homes and streets following our characters around as they one-up each other in…

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  • Old Young-Guy

    ★★★★★ Watched by Old Young-Guy 15 Dec, 2014

    This movie steals so MUCH from Goodfellas its hilarious, and yet its still manages to be a hell of a ride and definitely one of the greatest movies ever made. The cast, the camerawork, the writing, the directing. It has it all in spades. Theres just great scene after great scene after great scene, it never ends how good this movie is. The tracking shots are nice and all, but the scene with the firecrackers blows everything out of the water, and is seriously one of the greatest scenes ever committed to film. Did I mention the kickass soundtrack?
    YOU'RE MOTORING!!!!!

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  • whiteoftheye

    Watched by whiteoftheye 13 Dec, 2014

    I didn't appreciate this film back in 1997 when it first came out and I first watched it in some crappy mall theatre. I immediately reacted to the remarkable cinematography and retro production design, which even to day I think are unmatched. Upon rewatch, however, it strikes me as one of the most cohesive and tight "large ensemble" type movies I've ever seen. Excellent performances all around. Burt Reynolds really ties it all together.

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  • Jon LeGris

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jon LeGris 14 Dec, 2014

    So groovy.

    Three reasons:
    - That William H. Macy long take/tracking shot (just before the 80s)
    - That Don Cheadle donut shop scene
    - The whole god damn picture is great, right down to its music, screenplay and all-star cast.
    ..What more reason do you need?

    (9/10)

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  • the_narrator

    ★★★★★ Watched by the_narrator 12 Dec, 2014 3

    Literally the only thing wrong with this movie is that P.T. Anderson used up "God Only Knows" for it when it rightfully belonged to the ending of Inherent Vice. You'd think Anderson would have the sense to see 12 years into the future and know that that song would be owned by a Thomas Pynchon book that he would adapt five years after that.

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