Paulie Cashews

Paulie Cashews

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Just a regulah CVS assistant manager from Kingman, Arizona.

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Witch
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
  • Fargo

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  • Apostle

    ★★★

  • Ma

    ★★½

  • The Killing

    ★★★★½

  • Being the Ricardos

    ★½

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  • Apostle

    Apostle

    Watching this I kept thinking, “Wow, this is nothing like Rogue One or Godzilla, what a huge departure for Gareth Edwards.” It wasn’t until about ¾ of the way through that I looked it up and saw this was actually directed by Gareth Evans, director of the The Raid: Redemption and completely different person. Suddenly it all made a lot more sense.

    This is a blood n’ guts cult horror flick through-and-through. The story is shallow and uncomplicated, but it…

  • Ma

    Ma

    Surprisingly good until the third act, where it struggles to bring all of its superfluous threads together. I think I would have loved this if they could have settled on a single motivation for Ma.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    With more overhead tracking shots than you can shake a thumper at, story structure more lopsided than a Guild navigator’s body proportions, and a color palette that looks like someone spilled a tray of yellow and brown paints across the screen, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune brings boredom to a scale never seen before.

    Watching this, I finally zeroed in on what doesn’t work for me about Villeneuve as a filmmaker: he has no sense of the arc of a scene, let…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    I had seen two John Carpenter movies prior to this one: The Thing and Ghosts of Mars, and my reactions to each could not have been more different. The former was an absolute joy and the latter alternately a joke and a chore. I knew Ghosts was considered a fluke in Carpenter’s career so I still had high hopes going into Halloween, especially since it was seemingly so highly regarded by the horror community.

    And wow did it live up…