Serena Donadoni

 

Serena Donadoni is a regular film contributor to the Village Voice,LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3 months ago | Film Reviews

    ... Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman have completed their trilogy of self-delusion with Tully, a gently sardonic look at a 40-year-old woman who finds herself in a cluttered house, with a clueless spouse, preparing to have a third child

  • 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...

  • Following Juno (2007) and Young Adult (2011), Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman have completed their trilogy of self-delusion with Tully, a gently sardonic look at a 40-year-old woman who finds herself in a cluttered house, with...

  • The structure of After Auschwitz may be simple (talking heads and archival footage), but the cumulative effect of six women revealing the physical, psychological and emotional toll on Holocaust survivors is a powerful testament to...

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