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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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A Brighter Summer Day: Defining the Taiwanese New Wave (Review)

Edward Yang gives a masterful look at identity and adolescence in A Brighter Summer Day, an immersive and daring four-hour epic.

Under the Open Sky: A Clouded and Bleak Japanese Drama (AFI Fest Review)

Koji Yakusho’s role as an ex-convict is the pinnacle of Under the Open Sky, a tale of redemption that never reaches the level of emotion it aims for.

Nuevo Orden: Stimulating But Divisive Story of A Dystopian Mexico (AFI Fest Review)

Michel Franco takes no prisoners in Nuevo Orden (New Order), a societal drama rooted in class warfare that can be baffling for some but a treat for others.

Shiva Baby: A Short Film’s Evolution Into One of The Year’s Best Indies (Indie Memphis 2020 Review)

Shiva Baby’s jump from thesis short to feature film surpasses expectations thanks to a well-developed concept that is explored upon in this 77-minute anxiety trip.

Herself: Dublin’s Heartfelt Story of Emancipation and Humanity (LFF Review)

Herself proves to be an effective feel-good drama, carried by Clare Dunne’s powerhouse performance. Life…

Buoyancy: A Thrilling Drama on Thailand’s Human Trafficking Industry (Review)

Buoyancy is a gripping and raw look at modern slavery, led by an impressive and significant child performance.

Tesla: An Unconventional Biopic With Little Spark (Review)

Tesla contains notable storytelling and performances in its imaginative liberties, but this history lesson still fails at electrifying its audience.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) – Hollywood’s Shining Moment in A Forgotten Era (Review)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a cherished treasure from a bygone period, effortlessly comprised by a cinematic genius.