Jaime Grijalba

I’m 32. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it don’t.

Favorite films

  • Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project
  • Tokyo Story
  • Parasite
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

  • Uncut Gems

    ★★★½

  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

  • Way Down East

    ★★★★

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

    9/10

    After reading the novel, I'm really admiring DiCaprio's performance much more than before, as he perfectly encapsulates what Tarantino describes in his book, about his issues and overall problems in his interior world. I steel feel that there's some sort of self-complacency from Tarantino's point of view regarding how he puts the pieces on the board and allows them to evolve into the vignettes that he wants to see. Still, really really really great.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★½

    Uncut Gems (2019)

    7/10

    I’m just tired.

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  • Ema

    Ema

    ★★★

    Ema (2019)

    6/10

    I just don’t want to be rude, but every review here doesn’t come close to describe how fucking atrocious the dialogue is. How pretty it looks, how convinced it is of what it is, are surely high points, but this might be Larrain’s weakest film by far. Empty provocations, queerbaiting, a plot that absolutely makes no sense, strong idealization of madness, a forced sense of normalcy that doesn’t sit well at all. This is an effort that…

  • Swallowtail Butterfly

    Swallowtail Butterfly

    For Brooklyn Magazine I interviewed Shunji Iwai in occasion of the NYAFF.

    www.bkmag.com/2016/06/22/nyaff-shunji-iwai/

    When I asked him about this film, he said the most beautiful thing I've heard in a while:

    "I’m not sure if our world is getting closer to my film, but I do know that the world is always unfair and stupid and dirty… but beautiful."