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Joshua Arispe

My love for cinema is dated back to my childhood years when my father, quite a moviegoer himself, introduced me to classic Hollywood movies. Growing up, I began to watch and admire world cinema, but right from the start, I knew I wanted a career in filmmaking. I currently work on sets as a sound mixer, with my resume ranging from short films to independent features. So, when I’m not at a karaoke lounge or at the coffee shop, I’m either watching or making a movie. Bergman, Keaton, Powell & Pressburger, and Miyazaki are among some of my favorite directors.

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Beans (2021): Film Review

Director Tracey Deer paves the way for indigenous filmmaking with Beans, a coming-of-age historical drama that raises many timely questions.

Quo Vadis, Aida? – Revisiting A Dark Era (Miami Film Festival Review)

Nearly 25 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Quo Vadis, Aida? gives remembrance with its harrowing account of the modern holocaust.

Ludi: From Struggles to Strengths (Miami Film Festival Review)

Ludi follows a woman plagued by work in search for her self-worth, keeping true to its themes but grappling with the right story to go with it.

Hive (Sundance Review): Rebellion In the Face of Patriarchy

Sundance award winner Hive tells the true story of a woman’s stance against the norms of a conservative community torn.

One For The Road: A Heartfelt, Emotional Ride (Sundance Review)

One for the Road triumphs with a touching story of love and regret that takes minor detours along the way but remains emotionally affecting by the end of the journey.

Prime Time: A Claustrophobic Thriller With No Thrills (Sundance Review)

Prime Time’s effort to create a different kind of thriller falls short, never being as engaging and thought provoking as it could have been.

Cryptozoo (Sundance Review): A Kaleidoscopic Adventure in Animation

Cryptozoo is a watercolor acid trip, mystifying and amusing in its look at humans’ relationship to nature.

CODA (Review): Silence is Golden in Deaf Family Dramedy

Aspiring towards an overly familiar genre but generating innovation in the process, CODA is bound to warm hearts with its compassionate story and performances.

Identifying Features: Mexican Drama Led by Unique Ambitions (Review)

In Identifying Features, Fernanda Valadez covers the harsh environment of the Mexican border, showcasing a refreshing and potent take on an often-revisited subject.

Mank (2020): Film Review

In Mank, David Fincher covers the screenwriting process of Citizen Kane, and the unreal nature of Hollywood, in exquisite and playful form.