Aronne Ibarra

Aronne Ibarra

Favorite films

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Evolution of a Filipino Family
  • The Lovers on the Bridge

Recent activity

  • The Color of Pomegranates


  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover


  • Tropical Malady


  • A Clockwork Orange


Recent reviews

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon


    To steer clear of ending spoilers, skip last paragraph.

    Organized crime.

    There’s a certain truth to the claim Martin Scorsese “only makes gangster films.” To agree based on how many times slick, tough-guy wannabes reeking of the worst of masculinity appear in his canon is a blatantly ignorant and surface-level reading for at the heart of the mobster is the question of America, its slimiest and most callous impulses turned profitable illusion turned national mythology. And the reason he…

  • Monster



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Despite the ominous-sounding title, especially for a Kore-eda, Monster is a delicate and compassionate drama told from different perspectives, burrowing its way through the various unseen and misunderstood fragments of chance, circumstance, and identities to bring the secret heart of its interweaving story to light and reveal who the true monster is, or are.

    Monster, with a Cannes-awarded screenplay written by Yuji Sakamoto – marking the first time Kore-eda has directed a film whose script was not his since…

Popular reviews

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels


    A strange, powerful feeling washed over me during a trip from the airport once a few years ago. Slumped in the car’s backseat, hot air sinking in my skin, a slow song playing through my earphones blocking out the rest of the world, I looked out the window like a tired ghost. It was dark outside; it was neither day nor night. The grimy, virtually vacant highways of the metro were only illuminated by the sterile white glow from…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong


    This amusement park ride was pretty amusing indeed; my cup of shallow entertainment coffee. Towering ancient monsters fighting for some reason and somehow people are actually invested. My brain was partially-asleep so you could count me in. Godzilla vs. Kong is pure spectacle and it knows it is, delivering stylish and action-packed kaiju battles worth the wait for its fans. It gives the people what they want for most of it and you just love to see it.