Luke Pauli

Luke Pauli

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

Will watch any old shit.

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  • The Jesse Ventura Story

    The Jesse Ventura Story

    “Certain events in this drama based on fact are interpretive, certain characters are composite or have been fictionalised, and some names and locations have been changed”.

    Never has this been more true than with The Jesse Ventura Story, an unauthorised made-for-TV movie so full of inaccuracies you could make a drinking game out of it. Wrestling fans especially will get great joy spotting all the inaccurate nonsense. It starts in 1984, with Ventura wrestling Chris Kanyon (who debuted in ‘92)…

  • Phone

    Phone

    ★★★

    One of the many imitators that followed in the wake of Ringu, Phone sees a journalist besieged by spooky calls and phenomena after she gets a new mobile phone (in the halcyon days of the flip phone). It’s ok, despite feeling very derivative. Does have decent scares and a creepy atmosphere and features one of the better performances from a child actor in a horror film I’ve seen from the young girl in this. So yeah, it was fine, passed the time but not a call I’ll be taking for a second time.

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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.