arsenelupin

Eccentric + pretentious + autistic curator of the moving image, international animation and high cinema! I LOVE media.

Favorite films

  • Castle in the Sky
  • Bambi
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Annihilation

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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

  • Lupin III: The First

    ★★★★

  • North by Northwest

    ★★★★½

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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★

    Butch: Y'know, when I was a kid, I always figured on being a hero when I grew up.
    Sundance: Too late now.
    Butch: You didn't have to say that—what'd you have to say that for?

    A major complaint I hear about Western movies as that the genre is dated, and those people do have a point most of the time. The Westerns that stand the test of time to today either tend to be those affilitated with Clint Eastwood, or…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, it's about white imperialism and criticism of American culture. Literally got it on the first watch... also, I personally think the bear person scene was a jab at the disturbing nature of fetish play. Longer (and more indepth) review to come once I decide to rewatch this eventually...

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  • Ranking of Kings

    Ranking of Kings

    ★★★

    the way they almost created the perfect show. and then BOOM bad writing BOOM bad pacing BOOM no stakes BOOM anti-korean whistleblower rhetoric BOOM weird age-gap proposal BOOM disapponting conclusions for side characters BOOM plot contrivances BOOM plot holes 😐😐😐

    do not let the anime fans on this site fool you, the writing quality drops noticeably after halfway through, and isn't worth the hype it's given. the animation, some of the characters, and the soundtrack are stellar however. it's such…

  • Lupin the Third: Lupin Family Lineup

    Lupin the Third: Lupin Family Lineup

    ★★★★½

    when the impostor is sus❗❗❗ 😱😱😱