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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  • Uncut Gems

    ★★★½

  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

  • Way Down East

    ★★★★

  • Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty

    ★★★

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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."