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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  • Kicking & Screaming

    ★★★

  • The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

  • What a Girl Wants

    ★★★

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

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  • Kicking & Screaming

    Kicking & Screaming

    ★★★

    Directed by Jesse “son of Bob” Dylan, Kicking & Screaming should be comedy gold (an open goal, if you will). Will Ferrell coaching a “soccer” team of perennial losers and misfits to glory, against his father Robert Duvall and his team. But it feels stuck between two camps; kids movie and more adult movie, and doesn’t really satisfy either. So, too juvenile for adults but too adult for kids. Does have moments, Mike Ditka (who is a real American Football legend, apparently) is very funny as the ornery neighbour, but there’s comedy fruit left unpicked within this concept.

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

    When Guy Ritchie keeps his pretensions to a minimum, he is a very fun and kinetic filmmaker. He can write exciting, creatively-sweary dialogue as well as anybody and can shoot the shit out of an action sequence. The Gentlemen feels like a return to the halcyon days of Lock Stock and Snatch; a great cast (McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell) have a ball getting to say “cunt” in a myriad of ways, the plot twists and turns nicely, it’s visually frenetic and it’s just fun living vicariously through these horrific gangster scallywags.

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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.