Luke Pauli

Luke Pauli

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I like films. I like writing. I like writing about films.

Will watch any old shit.

Favorite films

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Manhattan
  • Psycho

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  • Man Up

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

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  • Man Up

    Man Up

    ★★★★

    Man Up follows every rom-com convention you’ve ever seen, but does so in an utterly charming and invigorating way. This is down to the direction, by Ben Palmer, the writing, by Tess Morris, and the chemistry of the two leads, Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, who are both endearing, funny and believable. There situation is amusing, the film generally avoids anything ridiculous or implausible (within the framework of a romantic comedy, of course). The only misstep is Rory Kinnear’s obsessed stalker…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    Eternals feels like a deliberate attempt from Marvel to try something different. An interesting directorial choice in Chloe Zhao, a diverse cast list, progressive representations of minorities (love that there’s a deaf character who communicates entirely in sign language); it’s all well-intentioned but ultimately it doesn’t work. There’s too many new characters introduced for many of them to really have an impact and the whole story, while perhaps comic accurate, about deviants and celestials is just silly. Some stuff hits,…

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  • Jingle All the Way

    Jingle All the Way

    ★★★½

    Arnold Schwarzanegger's bad parenting made Jake Lloyd grow up to be Darth Vader

  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    ★★★★★

    The first film ever made and exhibited to a paying audience, the historical importance of The Lumiere Brother's Employees Leaving the Lumiere Factory cannot be overstated. If we didn't have this film, then we wouldn't have Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen! Actually, fuck the Lumiere Brothers! No I don't mean that. Thank you boys.