About Me

minipicMonica Castillo is a writer and critic based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC News, NPR, RogerEbert.com, Remezcla, Elle Magazine, The Guardian, The Wrap, Vanity Fair, No Film School, Marie Claire, Vulture, Variety,  Polygon, CherryPicks, The Village Voice, Cosmopolitan and The Boston Globe among others. She’s recently joined CherryPicks as the site’s feature editor while continuing her freelance writing and serving as the New York chapter president for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Away from her desk, she has also spoken at events like South by Southwest, co-founded the Boston Online Film Critics Association and volunteered as a mentor in the Online News Association student newsroom.

Monica completed her M.A. in Specialized Journalism – Arts at the University of Southern California as the school’s first film critic fellow and her B.A. in Sociology at Boston University. She can usually be found online talking about the film she just watched and sharing old movie clips.

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