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Monica Castillo

Monica Castillo

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
43% The Paperboy (2012) "The Paperboy is not all bad, but it isn't all good either. I'm not quite sure what Daniels wanted his audience to walk away with. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) "There are personal glimpses into the home lives of activists that left many in my theater wiping their tears on their coat sleeve. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
100% We Were Here (2011) "We Were Here does not move behind the scope of San Francisco, which I considered a benefit. It allows the viewer to fully immerse themselves in the story. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
93% Skyfall (2012) "Britain is quite diverse right now, feel free to reflect that anytime, Mr. Bond. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) "Wreck-It Ralph is one of those rare movies that's fun for a revisit yet is peppered with enough hidden references to make the rewatch worthwhile. After a second viewing this weekend, I still walked away impressed. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
No Score Yet Fully Loaded (2012) "This is a movie about living past both the walk of shame and the drag of divorce, and for that, I salute it. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
67% Spring Breakers (2013) "Behind the film's vacuous candy-colored outer shell are ambiguous and morally challenging concepts. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
61% Evil Dead (2013) "The current reboot feels uncreative. Watching the new film just made me miss Bruce Campbell's chin and shots of Raimi running insane through the woods. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
49% Black Rock (2013) "Black Rock is much more complex than your average run-of-the-mill "run from danger, pretty lady" kind of movie. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "In short, the "spirit guide" of this film would be an odious trash heap. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
49% I'm So Excited! (2013) "I'm So Excited is far from perfect, but as far asmost summer comedies go, the film is more open and accepting of various sexualities and is mostly light-hearted fun-excluding a couple profoundly distasteful scenes. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
53% Lovelace (2013) "Lovelace isn't a catalyst; it's just another unchallenging fantasy. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
92% Philomena (2013) "The movie is a bit of a puzzle coming from atheist co-writer Steve Coogan and the script grapples with these big questions of religion, class, and justice in a way that's far beyond the typical teary human-interest story. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
No Score Yet Kidnapped For Christ (2014) "Logan does an impressive job filling in the blanks of a dirty secret while never sacrificing the quality of her documentary. It looks astoundingly good, given the number of times school administrators stepped in to block her. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
98% The Babadook (2014) "Rarely outside of drama do we see the kind of imperfect motherhood shown in The Babadook, which is what makes this Repulsion-like household of horrors so frightening. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
92% Grandma (2015) "In director and writer Paul Weitz's mix of drama and comedy, there are stand-out performance from Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
No Score Yet Nailgasm: The Nail Art Documentary (2012) "Nail art is everywhere-we just don't hear about it that often. Once out of that bubble, it's hard to ever consider the same old French manicure again. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) "It's a Southern-fried supernatural teen romance that's all empty calories and rich taste-just the thing for a Valentine's Day release. " ‐ Bitch Media
Posted May 10, 2016
78% Viva (2016) "Viva doesn't perform to its fullest. Despite its gorgeous views and a pair of strong turns from veteran Cuban actors Perugorría and García, the film doesn't connect to the heart of its central character. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016
No Score Yet Que Caramba Es La Vida "It seems like a new study about gender equality crops up every few days. Que Caramba could have used a bit more of a punch to get that across to its audience. " ‐ Dig Boston
Posted Apr 13, 2016
93% Amour (2012) "Beautifully shot, powerfully acted, and skillfully composed, Amour is worth pursuing. " ‐ Dig Boston
Posted Apr 13, 2016
86% Arbitrage (2012) "Really, it could use some nip/tuck on the screenplay, but the players are decent and the movie looks opulent enough. " ‐ Dig Boston
Posted Apr 13, 2016
45% The Comedy (2012) "For something titled The Comedy, this movie isn't funny. Or charming, likable, enjoyable, or any other adjectives you would find splashed on a poster. " ‐ Dig Boston
Posted Apr 13, 2016
No Score Yet Exit Elena (2013) "I liked the concept of Exit Elena more so than the execution. " ‐ Dig Boston
Posted Apr 12, 2016
48% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "By the time Jude settles on a decision, the ending feels like a compromise more than anything revelatory. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Apr 6, 2016
80% Look at Us Now, Mother! (2016) "Gayle's good-natured fight to reconcile with a person who sees nothing wrong with her own behavior proves both a fascinating character study and an intimate portrayal of a mother's love turned hostile. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2016
88% Havana Motor Club (2016) "The camera looks lovingly at the Fifties American muscle cars while also capturing the enthusiasm and hope in these men's stories. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2016
2.5/4 83% H. "It is an enigmatic film, full of story and conflict, yet spacious enough for our thoughts to fill the unclaimed space. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 1, 2016
B+ 83% White Girl "Perhaps what makes White Girl so divisive is its insistence on facing head on issues about the justice system, gentrification, power dynamics, and racial profiling. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Ride Along 2 really only works if you buy in to the chemistry between Ice Cube and Hart, and it takes a little time for the banter to become entertaining. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "It's a rather disappointing crash and burn for a series that brought attention to positive action role models for young girls. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Nov 18, 2015
67% Sweet Micky For President (2015) "The energy never falters as the film jumps from talking-head testimonies to on-the-streets footage of rallies and riots. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2015
4.5/5 94% Carol (2015) "Get to the theater before the hype overwhelms the touching drama. Carol is worth falling in love with. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Nov 15, 2015
2/5 33% By The Sea (2015) "Jolie-Pitt's screenplay leaves much to be desired as its characters languish under the coastal sun. Its dialog is stilted, which doesn't help its watery concept to keep the biggest piece of information hidden from its audience in plain sight. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Nov 15, 2015
9.1/10 95% In Jackson Heights (2015) "In Jackson Heights is New York: all of its fears, dreams, hopes and daily concerns rolled up into a relatively (especially for Wiseman) short film. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Essentialists may never be pleased with the updated CGI features or jokes about standardized testing, but the heart and hope of this Charlie Brown remains intact enough to try and kick that football. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
8.5/10 96% The Armor Of Light (2015) "It's slickly filmed, making great use of the good pastor's stained glass windows and framing the difficult conversations beautifully. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2015
7.1/10 75% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) "The movie follows Copeland on stage and off during an unprecedented chapter in ballet history. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2015
88% Difret (2015) "Difret is painful but profound, skirting the pitfalls of the inspirational biopic for something more grounded and remarkable. Its authenticity extends beyond its central characters, conveying a very real sense of what is at stake. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) ""Goosebumps" is a pleasant reminder it's best not to judge a book by its cover. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Oct 14, 2015
50% Mi America (2015) "It's a timely message, but not the way Mi America delivers it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 13, 2015
8.1/10 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "While Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is a nostalgic look back at some of the most celebrated funny men and women in the genre, it is one with a sense of finality. What once was will never be again: The industry has forever shifted. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "On the seemingly endless screen, the Red Planet looks foreboding yet inviting. That's part of Scott's appeal to the audience: get lost in the story and the spectacle. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Sep 30, 2015
100% Becoming Bulletproof "Barnett portrays his subjects with a sensitivity that never feels exploitative or sentimentalized, giving many of the featured players screentime to discuss their day-to-day lives or why they return year after year to Zeno. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 22, 2015
1.5/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "It's good to see Depp back to form. Shame about the movie he's in, though. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Unlike the second Hunger Games movie, which largely felt like retread, the latest Maze Runner opens up its world and actually contextualizes the motive behind the bad guys. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Sep 20, 2015
9.3/10 97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "The movie serves as an anthropological study of a small town and what happens when a caustic outside force comes barreling in. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2015
No Score Yet The Martial Arts Kid (2015) "For a movie starring so many action stars and fighting champs, The Martial Arts Kid falls surprisingly short of winning any medals. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
3.5/5 64% The Visit (2015) "Shyamalan's return to horror is a return to the genre he knows and operates best in. " ‐ International Business Times
Posted Sep 11, 2015
9.1/10 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "The Second Mother is a smart yet subtle portrait of the incalculable riches of a good relationship between parents and children. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2015
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