Shrek competed for the Palme d’Or at the 54th Cannes Film Festival.
Game Night 2018
Just the right amount of silliness rounds out this surprisingly well-crafted crowdpleaser.
Reservoir Dogs 1992
Maybe the real Reservoir Dogs were the friends we killed along the way.
Boogie Nights 1997
Much has been made of Inglourious Basterds’ closing line—“You know something, Utivich? I think this just might be my masterpiece.”—serving as Tarantino’s elucidation of his own mastery by smash-cutting to his signature “Written & Directed by…” calling card; on my umpteenth viewing, I realised the same could be said of Boogie Nights’ final quote—“I am a big, bright, shining star.”—which comes just before Paul Thomas Anderson flashes on-screen, recontextualising Dirk’s affirmation as PTA himself proclaiming wunderkind status (and rightfully so, mind you, as sometimes this is my favourite film ever, while on every other day, it’s merely one of my all-time favourites).