Monica Castillo is a regular film contributor to the Village Voice. LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
1 month ago | Film Reviews
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...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Harper and Charlie’s flirty dialogue rushes by at screwball comedy speeds, a funny affectation that’s no less effective now than it was in movies like It Happened One Night or The Lady Eve
6 months ago | Film and TV
In the second season of the new One Day at a Time, it seems like everyone in the Cuban-American Alvarez family faces a crisis of their own that reminds them to hold onto each other
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 | Film Reviews
The lure of everything Cuba is strong. It’s in the news, on top of everyone’s travel list and in our movie theaters. But the recent films about Cuba aren't exports from the still-embargoed country. Most come from visiting filmmakers. Irish directo...