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.…
Wes Anderson doesn't always do it for me. I've liked most of his output but there has been the odd film that didn't connect with me. I hated "The Darjeeling Limited" but loved "Moonrise Kingdom" and with "The Royal Tenenbaums" on deck for a rewatch I was looking forward to "Rushmore".
Jason Schwartzman has never been better, and here as the mercurial under-achiever Max Fischer he presents what could be Anderson's greatest ever character. Max is an eccentric youngster who has true school pride. Involving himself in so many school activities his grades are suffering and with a scholarship at stake is under pressure to conform. Bee-keeping,stamp collecting,French club, you name it Max is involved. This is independent cinema at…
I fully expected to not like this, but I can't deny that Wes Anderson seriously grew as a filmmaker between Bottle Rocket and this.
First time theater-re-watch since I first saw it in 1998 at the old Arbor. My favorite Wes Anderson movie is Life Aquatic, mostly because it's his most whimsical and in my opinion, heartfelt. That being said, this resonated with me more emotionally than it did back in 1998, when it felt a little cold. Watching it now, it's a real classic.
"was it a good hand job"
A whimsical coming of age story that was funny and heart-warming. Vibrant characters and clever dialogue, Rushmore is a good time all around.
A poignant look at that time in our lives when we feel like adults but are still stupid kids, and how we grow and mature out of it. And also of that time in our lives when we're adults but still feel like stupid kids, and come to terms with that.
A quirky and endearing film with plenty of heart. Also, the staged plays are magical-- true centerpieces --and the real charm of this film for me.
Revisited on 35 mm at the Drafthouse Ritz.
I was rather cool towards Rushmore on my first viewing, mainly because I was taken aback by how rotten Jason Schwartzman's Max gets at times, and because Anderson's later films were quite a bit more lush visually and thematically. This time around, knowing that Max spends a good chunk of Rushmore being a twit, I got quite a bit more out of the picture. I'd still say that Anderson's later work is better, but there's a lot to like here.
Anderson's long been interested in the nature of artificiality. The Royal Tenenbaums is built on a lie. Steve Zissou hunts a shark that may or may not exist alongside a son who…
Who knew I would see three of the biggest movies of my adolescence in a theater this past year? It's good to be alive in Austin!
If you asked 15-year-old Pat for a list of his top 5 movies, it would look something like this:
1. Blue Velvet
4. El Topo
5. Pulp Fiction
The teenage me, who spent after day after day watching his Rushmore DVD on a clunky TV in the dark with no break to recreate a theater experience, nearly jumped out of my post-grad skin upon snagging a ticket to the real deal. As I matured, I jumped on the Wes Anderson hater train, especially after the one-two whimsy-puke punch of Life…
This movie was able to create one of the most awkward likable characters ever. I wouldn't say it was laugh out loud funny the entire time, but the entire movie was able to hold a sense of humor, all while keeping the classic Wes Anderson style. (My first two live action Wes Anderson movies within about 12 hours... worth it.) I am still enjoying his directing style and really want to see more of him. The characters he creates are fantastical, and the worlds he creates are fun and quirky. I read somewhere that over 1,800 teenagers were being considered for the lead role before finally deciding on Jason Schwartzman, which was honestly a great choice because he totally killed it for his first movie ever. Other than that, I don't have a whole lot say so besides I'm looking forward to more.
Sentence: "Oh yeah and with friends like you who needs friends?"
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 189/764 (25%)