Joshua Aukai Ligairi

Joshua Aukai Ligairi

Working independent filmmaker at Icarus Arts & Entertainment. Podcaster at Horror Movie Podcast.

Favorite films

  • Psycho
  • The Thing
  • Clue
  • The 'Burbs

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  • Theo Von: No Offense

    ★★★

  • Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid

    ★★★★½

  • Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American

    ★★★½

  • Tom Segura: Completely Normal

    ★★★

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  • Finding 'Ohana

    Finding 'Ohana

    ★★★

    Culturally, Finding 'Ohana feels like the American remake of a foreign film. And in a way it is. As a Pacific Islander with roots in Hawai'i, I'm a little bummed that the first live action American studio picture to take on Pasifika people as main characters—and putting culture front and center—was written by a European-American Screenwriter and helmed by an Asian-American Director, neither with any connection to Hawai'i. Still, it's clear that they did their research and made an effort…

  • Lowlife

    Lowlife

    ★★★

    This totally messed-up movie that deals with human sex trafficking, organ theft, hard drugs, organized crime and corrupt cops somehow manages to pull a few heartstrings by the end. Lowlife seems to suffer from budget and casting constraints at the beginning—and you'd like to see a story this good have a little more technical polish—but things really pick up by the midpoint and Lowlife wins you over, even as it pushes you away. The inclusion of Ricardo Zarate's enforcer character…