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

  • The atmosphere of Jason Saltiel's debut feature is decidedly chilly despite the summer heat. With icy precision reminiscent of Claude Chabrol, Saltiel captures the social intricacies of affluent leisure. Frustrated college student Emma (Willa...

  • The feverish pace of Gilles de Maistre's The Quest of Alain Ducasse reflects its indefatigable subject, the French chef with a global presence. For 18 months, de Maistre followed Ducasse to the outposts of his food empire (currently 28...

  • There's more enthusiasm than skill on display in Yadvi, a leaden biopic made by sisters Jyoti and Gauri Singh to honor their grandmother Rajmata Yadhuvansh Kumari. They use family history to illustrate the decline of Indian royalty during...

  • By shifting events in Robert Lipsyte's One Fat Summer from the 1950s to 1976, screenwriter David Scearse adds new layers of poignancy to the young adult novel's end-of-an-era narrative. There's the economics of a single-income middle-class...

  • The warm vision of love that Timothy McNeil offers in his debut film is encapsulated in a scene when two suffering people expose their physical scars -- and then cover them with concealer. Freda (Matt Bomer) tries to shake Early (John Carroll...

  • Vivian Qu's Angels Wear White follows the ebb and flow of a Chinese coastal town with the telling simplicity of neorealism, even the surreal sight of an absurdly tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in her iconic subway grate pose looming over a...

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