Serena Donadoni

 

Serena Donadoni is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • At first glance, Pastor Eli (David Rysdahl) seems the picture of calm piety at the pulpit; behind him is wood paneling polished to a patina of soft reflection and the gentle jewel tones of stained glass set alight by the morning sun. But Eli's...

  • Documentarians Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre take fellow Australians to task for their treatment of kangaroos, the free-roaming indigenous animal that elicits loathing as much as wonderment. The adorable marsupials may serve as the go-to...

  • Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau) is accustomed to people doing what he says. During his first days at an assisted living facility, he insists on being addressed as "Doctor" and is fiercely protective of his wife Molly (Ann Marie Shea), whose...

  • A fleeting reference to The Crucible sums up the cultural moment Trudie Styler captures in her bitterly funny and warmly empathetic first feature, an adaptation of James St. James' young adult novel. Lynette (Abigail Breslin), the queen...

  • Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur (Evan Peters) arrives in Somalia as an opportunist and leaves an advocate. Writer/director Bryan Buckley treats Bahadur's 2008-09 odyssey, chronicled in his nonfiction book The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their...

  • Love Beats Rhymes is more of a showcase for star Azealia Banks than director RZA, but his influence is still felt in this formulaic hip-hop romance. RZA made the transition from Wu-Tang Clan to film scores, acting and directing (The Man...

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