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.
14 days 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...
24 days 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
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...
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...
There may be no greater love than that of a mother, but little in Gayle Kirschenbaum's new documentary Look at Us Now, Mother! will convince viewers that this actually stands as a truism. From the moment the audience meets her sourpuss...