Rushmore an Entertainment Weekly “New Classic”

Entertainment Weekly ranked Rushmore #22 on its recent “New Classics” list of films made between 1983 and 2008.

Wes Anderson’s breakthrough comedy is, like its predecessor The Graduate, a mannered, idiosyncratic, and hilarious coming-of-age tale that makes amazing use of its rock soundtrack and features a decidedly odd love triangle: Bill Murray’s middle-aged businessman, Olivia Williams’ widowed teacher, and, of course, Jason Schwartzman’s ardent schoolboy.

We find the list objectionable on multiple fronts. Where are the other Wes Anderson films? And, Titanic and Die Hard both made the top 10. Hmm… but nice to see Rushmore recognized…

2 thoughts on “Rushmore an Entertainment Weekly “New Classic”

  1. Strange list…but I would say Anderson’s other films are not on the list because they don’t deserve to be. Nice to see EW choosing correctly in this regard.

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