Danilo Castro

Danilo Castro is a freelance writer and culture critic. He is editor of the Film Noir Archive blog and contributor to various online publications. Follow him on Twitter @DaniloSCastro

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Reviews // 11 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles

Curtis Hanson's Sunny, Sinister 'L.A. Confidential' | 18 Jan 2017 // 10:00 PM

The late director's sprawling adaptation remains the ultimate tabloid film noir.

'Year of the Dragon' and the Year When Michael Cimino Was Set Loose | 1 Aug 2016 // 9:05 PM

Year of the Dragon’s biggest flaw is in being a perfect reflection of its filmmaker, and in that, it deserves to be seen as a messy, massive, achievement.


The Poetry of Heartbreak in 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' | 14 Jul 2017 // 4:30 AM

Jacques Demy's dazzling musical explores a realistic side of love -- one that doesn’t always lead to a happy ending.

'Fences' Finds the Beauty in Family Tragedy | 23 Apr 2017 // 9:45 PM

Despite plodding direction, the resonant themes and rich performances of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis turn this stage play into a powerhouse melodrama.


The Second Time Around: An Interview with Tuxedo | 15 May 2017 // 4:00 AM

With soul-pop vocalist Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One makin' sexy lounge-funk music, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised Future and Drake are coppin' tracks from the side-project.

Back and Badder Than Before: An Interview With Aesop Rock | 19 Dec 2016 // 4:20 AM

PopMatters talks with the emcee about collaboration, releasing free music, and his soft spot for Miami Vice.

//Mixed media

'The Female Animal' Is Better Than She Seems

// Short Ends and Leader

"Independent producer Albert Zugsmith specialized in what were regarded as trashy exploitation pictures during the '50s and '60s, yet he managed to…

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