Paul Thomas Anderson makes movies that mostly chose not to take sides and instead present realistic and time specific narratives that encompass many different characters and perspectives while maintaining a consistent theme. Boogie Nights is all about the porn industry of the late 70's. Its story focuses on a dysfunctional group of pornographers and it's pacing is similar to that of a Scorsese film. It's extremely entertaining until it makes you feel uncomfortable. But it doesn't try to do much of either, which makes it also very different than a Scorsese film where the day of reckoning is always just around the corner. Someone could perhaps argue otherwise but I don't think Boogie Night's is very concerned with morality. It's more concerned with history. The switch from film to video in the porn industry has a huge impact on the story and I think a lot of what happens symbolizes the changes in the entertainment industry. It's a dark film but to consider the porn industry through a perfectly clean lens would be simply unrealistic. The cast is incredible, Anderson's camerawork is spectacular, and its runtime really flows by in a blink. It's a must watch of the 1990's and one more reason Anderson is one of today's greatest filmmakers.