Interview: Film Critic Monica Castillo

Interview: Film Critic Monica Castillo

As you peruse Rotten Tomatoes, it can be easy to forget that there are actual people behind those numbers.  These people have a job that sounds great to the common moviegoer.  However, this shiny surface hides a plethora of complexities.  Sure, they watch and talk about movies for a living, but film criticism requires dedication and hard work, in a field that is drastically different from when Siskel & Ebert first started using their thumbs.  I sat down with Monica Castillo, a freelance film critic who has written for The Phoenix (RIP), DigBoston, Paste Magazine, Bitch Magazine, serves as co-host of Film Geek Radio’s “Cinema Fix” podcast, and is co-founder and current co-chair of The Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA), to talk about film criticism, Boston and the evolving film scene.

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