Serena Donadoni

 

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

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  • This warmhearted biography of Astrid Lindgren isn't less about the making of a writer than the formation of the woman who would become the prolific writer of beloved children's books. Director Pernille Fischer Christensen sprinkles Becoming...

  • The bumbling Johnny English was made to take the piss out of James Bond, but with time he's grown ever more like the British super-spy. After writing Pierce Brosnan's final films as Bond, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade created Johnny English as an...

  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    The more prickly and belligerent Israel becomes — and McCarthy never burdens her with likability — the more Holofcener and Whitty soften her choices with extenuating circumstances, imbuing their subject with a zeal for artistic purity at odds with...

  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    Called back into active duty after a cyberattack reveals the identities of all current MI7 agents, the decidedly out-of-date English uses his old-school knowledge to track down Volta and unplug him from the world’s power grid

  • The real Lee Israel, the celebrity profiler turned forger who died in 2014, was a more boastful figure than the sad-sack recluse Melissa McCarthy plays in Marielle Heller's sympathetic biopic, especially when methodically detailing her brief,...

  • Polly Draper achieves a delicate balance in Stella's Last Weekend, blending real-life family dynamics with a fictional narrative to create an achingly funny exploration of loss. This showcase for her sons Nat and Alex Wolff is a far cry...

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