I’m Jaime Rebanal. I’m here to voice my thoughts on film, ranging from the good to the bad, old to the new, nearby to the faraway, all I’m looking for is a means of sharing my voice. I generally write my reviews over on Letterboxd, and eventually I get them published over here so that I can get myself more widespread. My love of film started with a viewing of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho at the age of eleven as well as Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca and Ridley Scott’s Alien at twelve and I started getting around to watching more films outside of the English language thanks to Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves and Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. I was born on August 20, 1998. I may not be the most compelling individual, but I try.

On behalf of my own mental health, I was diagnosed with autism at a young age and I had only found out about my diagnosis as I was exiting elementary school. Even with the daily paranoia that I encounter in my life I still try my best to speak

Scores are never permanent.

A Few Favourites

Film: Ikiru or A Brighter Summer Day
TV shows:

  • Twin Peaks
  • Six Feet Under
  • Seinfeld
  • Community
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Mad Men
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • South Park
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Edward Yang
  • Howard Hawks
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Yasujiro Ozu
  • Kenji Mizoguchi
  • Masaki Kobayashi
  • François Truffaut
  • Robert Altman
  • John Cassavetes
  • Federico Fellini
  • David Lynch
  • John Ford
  • Stanley Kubrick


  • Robert De Niro
  • Marlon Brando
  • Toshiro Mifune


  • Gena Rowlands
  • Julianne Moore
  • Liv Ullmann

Bands (plus album):

  • Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation)
  • Talking Heads (Remain in Light)
  • Joy Division (Closer)
  • The Velvet Underground (Velvet Underground & Nico)
  • Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here)
  • R.E.M. (Murmur)
  • Mazzy Star (So Tonight That I Might See)
  • Swans (The SeerThe Glowing ManTo Be Kind)
  • My Bloody Valentine (Loveless)
  • Cocteau Twins (Heaven or Las Vegas)
  • Radiohead (Kid A)
  • The Doors (Strange Days)
  • Wu-Tang Clan (Enter the Wu-Tang)
  • Pixies (Doolittle)
  • The Clash (London Calling)
  • Modest Mouse (The Lonesome Crowded West)
  • The Cure (Disintegration)
  • The Smiths (The Queen is Dead)
  • Tegan and Sara (The Con)
  • Sleater-Kinney (Dig Me Out)
  • The Who (Who’s Next)
  • Blur (13)
  • The Kinks (Lola Versus Powerman)
  • Iron Maiden (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
  • Weezer (Pinkerton)

Solo artists (plus album):

  • Bob Dylan (Blood on the TracksHighway 61 Revisited)
  • Leonard Cohen (Songs of Love and Hate)
  • Nick Drake (Pink Moon)
  • Françoise Hardy (La Question)
  • Joni Mitchell (Blue)
  • Paul Simon (Graceland)
  • PJ Harvey (Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea)
  • Sufjan Stevens (Illinois)
  • Patti Smith (Horses)
  • Tom Waits (Rain Dogs)
  • David Bowie (Hunky Dory)
  • Lou Reed (Street Hassle)
  • Grimes (Art Angels)
  • Björk (Homogenic)