Paolo Carone

Paolo Carone

“I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”…

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  • Exam

    Exam

    ★★

    When I was going to St. Ives,
    I took a test with seven guests.

  • Loser

    Loser

    ★★★½

    Any scene in this film involving roofies is more horrifically dated than the music or even the fashion, and it's certainly bold to rip off The Apartment and NOT have a strong ending, but I still found this effortlessly entertaining and occasionally relatable in brutally specific ways.

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  • The Wrong Guy

    The Wrong Guy

    ★★★★½

    I don't say this lightly: this is the closest any film has come to replicating the comedic stylings of the Simpsons' golden-age.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Again, everyone keeps using the wrong reference points. Network and Drive are easy, superficial comparisons, but the real meat of this film has more in line with William Friedkin's brutal cynicism (though differing on time periods, one could imagine the events of this film happening in some distant corner of To Live and Die in LA), as well as the spectator politics/morality-of-art ideas posited by Man Bites Dog.

    Gyllenhaal's Louis Bloom is a scrapper; literally - when he is introduced,…