Monica Castillo is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group. VMG publications include Denver Westword, Miami New Times, Phoenix New Times, Dallas Observer, Houston Press and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
7 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
11 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
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...
3 years ago | Film and TV
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...