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…
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…
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.…
Awkward to sit through, as it should be.
All of the Wes Anderson regulars and others were great in this movie. A particularly relevant film especially to those who are inclined into organizations and clubs.
Max Fischer 2016.
Wes Anderson's signature style does so much to brief life into somber material. His screenplays are dark, but his pallets are vibrant and his style whimsical. This style never distracts from the emotional elements, but only acts to pull you into the tightly constructed worlds of Anderson's mind. Rushmore is a wonderful example of this. All the character's have an underlying turmoil that informs their decisions, but their actions are so eccentric that you can't help but crack up because of the juxtaposition.
Directed with typical Wes Anderson panache, with fine performances from all the leads.
This is my third time seeing this film, after a break of about 3 - 5 years since seeing it last. I forgot a lot of the plot points! But I still think this is one of Anderson's best. A little less choreographed than his later films, and more believable, with more relatable characters than anyone in Life Aquatic or any film thereafter. (I still really like Royal Tenenbaums, too.)
Olivia Williams is still utterly convincing as the love interest of a 15-year-old and a 50-plus-year-old. Heck, I kind of want to date her in this movie!
PPS - The soundtrack to this movie kind of changed my life.
Watched with Lauren and the Bruces at their house in Holland, NY.
Best play ever, man.
Sin partir de un argumento original, crea situaciones y sobre todo personajes originales. Su mayor fuerte, cuidar de cada detalle en este aspecto, ya sea por la indumentaria, por el espacio escénico, por un gesto, una sola mueca todo para crear un estilo propio.
Uno de esos autores irrepetibles.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…