The latest from maestro Paolo Virzì (Human Capital) is a sparkling murder mystery and film-industry satire set in the early 1990s, the tail end of Italian cinema’s golden age, when neorealism and commedia all’italiana gave way to a culture of excess, greed, and artistic stagnation. When a famous film producer is found dead in the Tiber River, suspicion falls on three young screenwriters who, when they are hauled in for questioning, recount their wild adventures navigating Rome’s declining film industry. Studded with winking references to Italian cinema legends, Magical Nights is Virzì’s loving yet irreverent glance back to the not-so-good old days.