Monday, October 18, 2010

Boogie Nights

Movies about movies are pretty common. Whether they're set in present day (The Player), the 1920's (Shadow of the Vampire) or the 1970's (Boogie Nights), they're always fun.

Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) has it made. One minute he's a dishwasher at a San Fernando Valley nightclub, the next minute he's the biggest name in the porn industry under the pseudonym "Dirk Diggler". But fame has a price.

Even though Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore got all the awards recognition, it's Wahlberg who delivers the best performance. His downfall from porn legend to complete nobody is just devastating. As well as Reynolds and Moore, the rest of the supporting cast is excellent. I may be jumping the gun (considering the only other movie by him I've seen was Magnolia), but Boogie Nights has to be Paul Thomas Anderson's best movie.

My Rating: *****


  1. You'll smack yourself for saying that after you've seen There Will Be of the five greatest films of all time. Yeah. I said it!

  2. Great stuff right here! The ensemble is so perfect, and as the film goes on, you keep on watching all these stories get more and more in depth to how stardom really his, with all it's harsh realities.


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