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

  • 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...

  • The humor in Shady Srour's Holy Air isn't entirely satirical, but the bone-dry wit is breathtaking. In one instance, Adam (Srour), a Christian Arab in Nazareth, tries to convince an international group of Holy Land tourists that the...

  • Mariam Shaar is a problem solver — she has to be. Shaar spent her entire life in the Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp in the suburbs of Beirut, established in 1948 for Palestinians and now home to thousands of Syrians. In the nourishing documentary...

  • The Orwellian image of totalitarianism is bleak and urban, with thought police lurking around every corner. Sunny rural Cuba seems a world away, but in Carlos Lechuga's delicate drama Santa & Andres, ideological rigor has seeped into...

  • The intoxicating A River Below contains elements of immersive nature documentaries and shocking wildlife exposes (like Blackfish and The Cove), but director Mark Grieco's profile of two driven conservationists tells a more...

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