Henry Arrambide

Searchin' for that one story that runs through us all.

Favorite films

  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • The Master
  • Barton Fink

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  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode

    ★★★★

  • Patlabor: The Movie

    ★★★

  • Barbarian

    ★★★½

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★½

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  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode

    Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode

    ★★★★

    The camera is at its most controlled as this chapter focuses on the foibles of assuming stability on a fundamentally criminal foundation, every prior entries best being called back to in an excellent thematic wrap up of a 25 year saga. There is within this franchise the inspiration for several decades worth of not just movies but videogames, Scorsese and Sega coming to mind more than once with moments throughout. The final episode's interest in youth thematics even rings of a future Battle Royale, a Once and Future Movie on the persistence of violence.

  • Patlabor: The Movie

    Patlabor: The Movie

    ★★★

    For all the slow burn mystery and conscious weight put into the heft of this flick, it is wildly impressive how defined its characters are, each extremely active in their choice making. The plot may not fully synthesize these choices into a narrative, but the fluff only compliments the realism of being On The Job - sometimes what you learn about a coworker may just come from watching them pour coffee in the breakroom. Its a decentralized human contrast to the mechanical crux of the plot, a virus driving machines mad, mysterious enough to carry a story that avoids interiority.

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  • Cradle 2 the Grave

    Cradle 2 the Grave

    A Prince died today, but so did a King.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    Quentin Tarantino's best movie, the one in which he finally took all the mechanics of story and entertainment he had been practicing from the start and made them work at telling a story rather than just a plot. The past is narrative, history isn't real, and all it takes is shooting Hitler in the face to remind audiences they're in a simulation. Inglorious Basterds is about the fungibility of depicting history, and the violence of symbols. Django aims for similar…