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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  • 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...

  • The way director Luke Korem introduces his subject in Dealt is the documentary equivalent of the magician's practiced patter, with ardent testimonials introducing audiences to the astounding art of card mechanic Richard Turner. It takes a...

  • There's a glorious tension in Vincent Van Gogh's paintings, the thick paint holding each of the artist's gestures like an insect in amber, and the long-hardened material still appearing to shiver and pulse. Animators Dorota Kobiela and Hugh...

  • With the vivid historical drama Viceroy's House, director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) accomplishes two goals: presenting the viewpoint of people affected by the machinations of a powerful ruler, and portraying Lord...

  • Emanuele Della Valle follows in the footsteps of other European directors fascinated with America's wide-open spaces and transitory communities. His choppy feature debut, Wetlands, has the visual markers of noir, using the autumnal gloom...

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