Luke Pauli

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

Will watch any old shit.

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  • It's Christmas, Carol!

    It's Christmas, Carol!

    ★★★½

    Another take on the oft-filmed Dickens classic, It’s Christmas, Carol! sees selfish, work-a-holic, money-grabbing publishing firm CEO Carol shown the error of her ways by her former boss, the ghost of Carrie Fisher. If you’re familiar with A Christmas Carol, then you’ll know exactly where the film is heading (unlike the main character who, despite being the head of a literary publishing house, has to Google the plot of A Christmas Carol!) but it’s a fun ride getting there. Fisher is,…

  • Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe

    Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe

    ★★½

    If you tuned into Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe expecting a modern take on Jane Austen’s classic novel, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Apart from characters named Darcy and Bennett, and the town being called Pemberley, that is it for correlations with the literary classic. The rest is pure Hallmark formula; workaholic woman from the big city who can’t find love, comes home for the holidays, meets man, discovers the true meaning of happiness, you know the drill. Lacey Chabert (the queen of Christmas movies) is good but this one is fairly boring and unexciting, and didn’t really get my Christmas engine revving.

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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.