Paulie Cashews

Paulie Cashews

Just a regulah CVS assistant manager from Kingman, Arizona.

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  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★★

    This is Spinal Tap’s charm doesn’t just come from the dead-on parodies and spoofs. It’s not just the hilarious bits that viciously skewer their targets, either. No, the film’s true genius lies in creating a cast of characters so utterly ridiculous and lacking in self-awareness that you can’t help but find them endearing.

    Spinal Tap’s two-and-a-half protagonists are vain, dim-witted, venal, and conceited. But you still feel for them as they struggle to maintain relevance in the twilight of their…

  • Caddyshack

    Caddyshack

    ★★★

    While certain bits are still classics, like the lamp scene and, "he says to me, the Lama," much of Caddyshack has not aged particularly well. From the snail's pacing to the undercooked side-plots to the casual use of the words "homo" and "negro," much of the movie feels like it truly comes from a bygone era. Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield's respective screen presences still manage to really shine through, but they aren't enough to make up for the pervasive unfunny frivolity.

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    The Horror genre has often been used to explore not just visceral fears like spiders and snakes, but societal ones. Zombies can represent racial strife, deformed hillbillies can remind city-slickers not to stray too far from civilization, and an escaped mental patient can show us how fragile the veneer of suburban security truly is. But what did colonists in the New World fear? What would they make a horror movie about? Robert Eggers’ beautifully shot nail-biter The Witch sets out…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★½

    When you put three phenomenal actors together with possibly the best character study director alive, the result is a real treat. The Master is rather light on story, instead directing its energy toward exploring the relationship between three deeply messed up people. Style and feeling take precedence here, and for my money there aren’t a great many who do either one better than Paul Thomas Anderson.

    I love the contours of the interplay between Phoenix’s Freddie Quell and Hoffman’s Lancaster…