Aukai Ligairi

Aukai Ligairi

Working independent filmmaker at AukaiViti. Podcaster at Horror Movie Podcast.

Favorite films

  • Psycho
  • The Thing
  • Clue
  • The 'Burbs

Recent activity

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  • Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser

    ★★½

  • Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

    ★★★

  • Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

    ★★½

  • Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden

    ★★★

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  • Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden

    Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden

    ★★★

    I somehow missed this one when it came out and stumbled across it after watching the new Nightclub Comedian special. Love the meat industry section, but it's especially interesting to hear the section on "creepy guys" in retrospect, following Aziz's #MeToo controversy.

  • Seance

    Seance

    ★★★½

    I was regretting this watch in the beginning, but it finally caught my interest around the 40 minute mark, when it went all Nancy Drew, and it was breezy and fun from there on out.

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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…