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

  • Michel Hazanavicius' exploration of Jean-Luc Godard's immersion in radical politics is constructed as a giddy homage to Godardian affectation. That's no surprise: He'd recreated candy-colored spy spoofs in two OSS 117 films, and won an Oscar for...

  • The wistful longing of discontented Japanese salarymen in films like Shall We Dance? is absent from the bracingly funny Oh Lucy! Setsuko Kawashima (Shinobu Terajima), an office lady tugging at her restrictive white collar, bubbles...

  • Ivan Sen opens his slow-burn western Goldstone with yellowed photographs of a frontier mining town, and although the film is set in contemporary Australia, it suggests that a modern community can feel as remote and lawless as the wild...

  • The American accents of former Cambridge University flatmates Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens are a thing of beauty. There's a softness to their voices, and the slight uplift of hesitancy at the end of sentences. When their characters Anna and Will...

  • A Ciambra, Jonas Carpignano's tale of a 14-year-old boy growing up fast in a small Romani community in southwest Italy, is an understated, naturalistic take on a story that could easily be delivered with melodramatic cliches. The young Pio...

  • 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...

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