A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Love. Expulsion. Revolution.
Max Fischer, a precocious and eccentric 15 year-old, who is both Rushmore's most extracurricular and least scholarly student; Herman Blume, a disillusioned industrialist who comes to admire Max; and Rosemary Cross, a widowed first grade teacher who becomes the object of both Max's and Herman's affection.
Dirk Calloway is really the only one here with a decent head on his shoulders.
Probably the movie I've seen more than any other, and it still reduces me to a soggy lump by the ending every single time. Wes Anderson's funniest, sharpest, most deeply-felt film, this indelible portrait of a true American dreamer resonates across all boundaries and transcends, even now, its retrospectively-familiar exquisitely composed visuals and snappy soundtrack. Whatever your opinion of later Anderson stuff (I'm wishy-washy on some of it myself), Rushmore's unique magic is irresistible.
I find that the older the Wes Anderson film, the easier it is to review...
This was a time where Anderson's warm and vibrant art style that almost made his film look like plays had yet to develop itself. The Royal Tenenbaums was the best mix of style and substance where Moonrise Kingdom was a little too much quirk and colors for its own good. I had an awful time trying to review both of those because it was hard to pinpoint exactly what I loved with Tenenbaums and what I hated with Moonrise without sounding too generalized or short. I just simply liked one and disliked the other. It was very hard to express why, but I still felt…
This is probably one of the few films I enjoy that I have a strong personal history with. A complicated history that makes me feel unreasonably attached to the film. Most movies I liked when I was younger I rewatch and don't like. I don't have a lot of respect for my taste as a youth, especially as a teenager. This is a film that I have liked, more or less, ever since I saw it. I loved it as a teenager when I first saw it (I think it was the first Criterion DVD I ever purchased), I liked it just fine in my early-to-mid twenties (even as my viewing of The Life Aquatic caused me to question Anderson…
"The secret, I don't know... I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore."
The Royal Tenenbaums has always been my favorite Wes Anderson movie and I always thought it was because it was the first one of his that I had seen, but it can officially move over now because I have a new favorite: Rushmore. This film was so charming, the soundtrack so cool, and the characters so well developed that I was completely in love with it once the credits started rolling. Not only is it my favorite Wes Anderson film, but it also belongs on my all time…
Watched for the first time with the 13-year-old. Strikes me that an underrated quality of Anderson's work is the casual diversity of the supporting casts. Also, it won't be easy, but I will be voting for Wes over the Coens in Filmspotting Madness.
Good writing and excellent characters. While it was a little quirky it lacks Wes Andersons charm. A great soundtrack that ties the film together. Nothing bad about this film but not as exceptional as some of m Andersons other work. 4/5 stars
oh mann, wes anderson.
um es kurz zu machen: hier gehts um bläh!
ja, das fasst es ganz gut zusammen.
of iconic ideas since 20 years and iconic actors since 20 years.
Is this really the first time I've watched this since I've been on Letterboxd? I'm genuinely shocked. Given this film's unholy power to lift my spirits, I'm surprised I haven't resorted to it more often, but maybe that would lessen the effect. Either way, Rushmore is completely, 100% perfect, easily one of my three or four all-time favourites. "Best play ever, man".
give my a crazy angsty feeling but I enjoyed it and hated it at the same time. more of a love than hate but yeah. debating whether or not I would watch again
This soundtrack was the soundtrack to my life at age 15.
Such a weird, non-Wes Anderson-feeling poster. Anyways, I saw this in theatres back in the day with a person who was definitely not a Wes Anderson movie fan. Wonderfully funny in quiet ways. Also, ridiculous but entertaining.
It's rare, possibly even difficult, for a 90-minute film to feel like it spends way too much time telling its story. Unfortunately, that's the exact case with Wes Anderson's early work, Rushmore. The first act is fun, the second act keeps things steady, but by the time the last third of the film rolled around, I couldn't help but feel like this film just needed to end already. There's a certain point where this film stops going anywhere new. Rushmore tells a very simple story, and there's nothing wrong with that, other than the fact that it could have been told with even less than what this film gave.
Jason Schwartzman is great in the lead role, perfectly portraying an…
I mean....it's directed by Wes Anderson. Enough said.
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