All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
"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…
Max Fischer is a nasty little shit. Good thing he's a funny little shit, too.
A few thoughts: For some reason I didn't have this marked as watched - maybe because I was actually smart enough to realize I hadn't offered it my full attention the first time around. Huge mistake (the not-paying-attention part). Murray, as funny as he and his character are, feels a bit wobbly here, as if he's still attuning himself with Anderson's sense of humor (or the other way around). Though leaps and bounds more 'Andersonian' than Bottle Rocket in terms of aesthetic, it feels like the filming schedule for outdoor shoots was determined only to occur on the most overcast, dreary days possible. Very grey.…
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…
No. 67 in my 365 Days of First-Time Watches
I can now say that I have finally seen all of Wes Anderson's films (excluding the original Bottle Rocket short)!
I liked Rushmore. The acting was great and I thought the story was really original, with an ending I thoroughly enjoyed. I also love the aesthetics and music of Wes Anderson's films and this film was no exception.
Not entirely sure what to make of this right now, but I really enjoyed it. The three leads were great, the film was nicely shot, and it is quite funny and moving throughout. Will need another viewing for a more concrete opinion.
I'm only watching gold lately.
Funny and sweet…just like all the other Anderson films out there. Jason Schwartzman is really good, but I found Bill Murray to be the most likable and sympathetic character of the lot, even though both of the lead male characters do some pretty unlikable things. If you've seen other Anderson movies, you'll know what to expect, even though this one's a little less fantastical than his others, and I enjoyed the change.
This is a movie hipsters like entirely too hard which distracts me from figuring out if I like it or not. I need to watch it again by myself so that there's less pressure. I do remember really liking Murray in this, but otherwise, it's sort of a nervous blank (this was also a time in which I sensed I had to prove I wasn't becoming old and uncoool but since that group has now officially dumped me I can watch it again for me).
as any wes anderson movie, this has a gorgeous score but also has some great soundtrack. how's the who for some redemption? simply awesome. a great film about heartbreak, acceptance and growing up.
What keeps me amazed from Anderson's films is how, through his quirky characters and their relationships, the most heart felled and true representation of human relations comes blasting through the screen. Rushmore is no different. Though at first I couldn't help from being slightly let down. I defiantly thought it was good, but I wasn't swooped away the same way I was when I saw Moonrush Kingdom or The Grand Budapest Hotel. Mostly this was caused by the lack of a world I had come to expect. Anderson's style still comes through the writing, cinematography and especially the characters. The characters are where Rushmore truly shines and unfortunately it took me some time to realise this. Overall Anderson keeps me excited about seeing more of his wonderful films or rewatching them for that matter.
Another very good Wes Anderson film, really enjoying his work at the moment. Schwartzman and Murray were excellent
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 186/760 (24%)