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 formational events chronicled in affectionate teenage nostalgia like Age of Summer (originally titled Adrift) require innocence, and transplanted Midwesterner Doug Mills (Percy Hynes White), nicknamed Minnesota, is as naive as...

  • In adapting the wartime diaries of Marguerite Duras, Emmanuel Finkiel captures the author’s oblique style, which filters events though a thick layer of ennui, and centers on women who deal with inflicted trauma by torturing themselves. When...

  • This live-action reworking of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid is devoid of social or political undercurrents and untethered from recognizable reality — precisely the kind of fantasy film that should appease...

  • 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...

  • 5 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

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