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, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 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...

  • In his debut film, Some Freaks, writer-director Ian MacAllister-McDonald focuses on teenage misfits. Tagged as irredeemable outsiders in their Rhode Island high school, three seniors cope with indignation and hopelessness. Graduation...

  • Michael Almereyda's Escapes is a rough sketch compared to polished Hollywood portraits like The Kid Stays in the Picture. That's partly because Hampton Fancher -- the screenwriter, actor and filmmaker -- is not a well-oiled...

  • During her lifetime, Marie Curie was seen as an anomaly, not a pioneer. Writer/director Marie Nöelle (The Anarchist's Wife) and co-screenwriter Andrea Stoll capture this in their fragmentary biopic set between 1905 and '11, when...

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