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

  • Sophie Brooks doesn’t try to reinvent the romantic comedy with The Boy Downstairs, she just takes it out for a little spin around Brooklyn, where her gawky would-be artists stumble into love. The writer/director’s first feature is warmly...

  • The barrier between real and imaginary is permeable for sad sack Ben Layton (Thomas Middleditch), who slips between them without perceiving a difference. That’s a tricky state to capture, and director Jason James, making his first feature, does...

  • Activist-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...

  • 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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