Joshua Arispe

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Favorite films

  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Official Story
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Ordinary People

Recent activity

  • The Holdovers


  • Priscilla


  • The Marsh King's Daughter


  • Fair Play


Pinned reviews

  • The Whale

    The Whale


    Prevalent in performances but lacking in other areas. This dilemma is related to the source material, which follows the deterioration of 600 lb. Charlie as he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter. It’s a beautiful and flawed tale that requires Kleenex by the final scenes. But apart from some manipulatively powerful moments, there isn’t really any discussion here on the presented issues, and it is not a solid character study in any way. 

    Black Swan is possibly the best character…

  • Utama



    A landmark. An achievement. The perfect introduction to Bolivian cinema. 

    This one was highly anticipated for me, as I am part Bolivian and our movies are not really represented on an international level (mostly because they’re terrible).

    But here comes Utama, which bagged the grand jury prize at Sundance this year. There is so much to admire here. I love how the film introduces the Bolivian landscape and indigenous community to its audience. And of course the spotlight on the ongoing…

Recent reviews

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall


    Lowkey one of the best courtroom dramas I’ve ever seen. Very meticulously detailed and richly executed by Justine Triet, and carried by the sensational performances of Hüller, Graner, and even the dog! Revels in its writing and direction, keeping you engrossed in its two and a half hour runtime.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon


    Colossal filmmaking.

Popular reviews

  • Close



    A tender reminder on how precious childhood friendships are, and how confusing and transformative growing up can be. 

    Movies like these can truly shape the world.

  • Possession



    Don’t get married.