Monica Castillo


Monica Castillo is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    En el Séptimo Día carefully observes the men’s world in realistic details, pausing to appreciate what we might only half pay attention to if we were living this.

  • On the seventh day of creation, the Bible says God rested. On the seventh day of his own week, En el Séptimo Día’s José dedicates his free time to his two faiths — the church and soccer. Not only does José play soccer with his roommates...

  • I was not happy watching The Happys, the latest film from Tom Gould and John Serpe. In their comedy, Tracy (Amanda Bauer) has a perfect Leave It to Beaver life in her early 20s: a longtime boyfriend (Jack DePew) and the financial...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Watching first-time feature director Ben Chace's Sin Alas is like a stroll through the streets of Havana. You weave through crowds in a pedicab, hang out on street corners to hear the latest gossip and meander on the majestic Malecón, the historic...

  • 2 years ago | Culture

    According to the multitude of twentysomethings, thirtysomethings and fortysomethings preparing to attend this weekend's sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, it's time for the general public to update its perception of classic movie fans.  ...

  • Outsider filmmakers often bring to their work an outsider's curiosity. Irish director Paddy Breathnach captures a gorgeous portrait of Cuba with his drama Viva, but it fails to deeply connect with the culture it portrays. Here, the imagery...


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