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Serena Donadoni

Serena Donadoni

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Serena Donadoni's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWIRE, Metro Times (Detroit, MI), Orlando Weekly, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
19% The Adderall Diaries (2016) "Franco seems the ideal interpreter of The Adderall Diaries, but he's reduced the memoirist's tough introspection to misery porn. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% Be Here Now (2016) "Foster makes it deeper, using an observational style to reveal the intricacies of a progressive disease and candid interviews with Andy and Vashti to strip away the veneer of celebrity implacability. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2016
46% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "The characters are overburdened by backstories that constrict rather than inform their behavior, with Heard especially weighed down by Jude's flailing indecision. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2016
No Score Yet The Flight Fantastic (2016) "The Flight Fantastic is both a lively biography of the Mexican circus family and a primer on trapeze as both art form and joyous expression. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Budreau's variation on the theme of Chet Baker doesn't play out as an inspired improvisation, settling instead into the familiar grooves of a redemptive melodrama ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2016
29% Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2016) "The widescreen intimacy of small moments - the flush of a rain-soaked cheek - humanizes Donzelli's grand folly and the couple who challenge the parameters of morality. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 23, 2016
100% Mavis! (2016) "Even as she recalls career setbacks and personal disappointments, Staples displays rock-solid faith, unwavering confidence, and bubbly optimism. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 16, 2016
79% Bad Hurt (2016) "Grief unleashes the possibility of change in this wrenching drama, allowing for an unexpected emotional thaw that rewards both stubborn optimism and traumatic resilience. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 9, 2016
67% All Mistakes Buried (2016) "Even when all the puzzling pieces of Sonny's existence don't quite fit, Trammell's beautifully unhinged performance offers a compelling vision of a grieving narcissist burrowing into the rabbit hole of his own mind. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 19, 2016
82% Almost There (2015) "The observational documentary meets the observer effect in Almost There as filmmakers chronicle how their solitary subject is changed by their own scrutiny. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2015
29% The Letters (2015) "Most of the dialogue is exposition, and when characters are asked to elaborate, they simply repeat information in slightly different terms. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 1, 2015
56% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) "As each magnificently choreographed set piece unfolds in The Phantom Menace, there's little doubt that George Lucas knows how to create populist entertainment at its best. " ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Nov 16, 2015
93% Sand Dollars (Dolares de Arena) (2015) "Guzmán and Cárdenas present this tropical island as both Anne's romantic refuge and Noelí's exploitative landscape, a beautiful, enchanting -- and realistic -- Eden where snakes are merely snakes. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2015
No Score Yet Addiction: A 60's Love Story (2015) "While Bornstein stumbles along his rocky road to redemption, Addiction lacks the narrative focus to make it more than a glorified home movie. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 3, 2015
No Score Yet Manhattan Romance (2015) "Frenetic camerawork doesn't enliven the dull Danny, who champions ambiguity in art while pursuing cut-and-dried relationships in life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2015
93% The Creeping Garden (2015) "Heady and rigorous, The Creeping Garden is an illuminating science documentary that tickles the imagination. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 29, 2015
100% East Side Sushi (2015) "East Side Sushi captures the grind and pleasure of the food industry as Juana shifts from numbing routine to a challenging cuisine. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 25, 2015
90% Marshland (La isla mínima) (2016) "Marshland has superb performances and a heady atmosphere, but its greatest strength is finding resolution while letting the mystery be. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 25, 2015
No Score Yet Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer (2015) "This brash regurgitator of American pop culture comes off as a singular artist, an irrepressible SpongeBob with a steel spine. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 25, 2015
81% The New Girlfriend (2015) "Ozon sacrifices his sharp portrayal of grief and rebirth to clumsy convention. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
No Score Yet The Challenger (2015) "Even the gravitas of Merkerson and Duncan can't save this flimsy construct of boxing-movie clichés. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2015
80% I Touched All Your Stuff (2015) "Bühler and Mariani make their process part of the narrative, deconstructing the documentary form while delving into Kirk's copious digital life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2015
13% Return to Sender (2015) "Even with the dramatic buildup, Mikati hesitates to make Return to Sender an all-out revenge fantasy, and the characters are too sketchy for an effective psychological thriller. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 12, 2015
100% Two Step (2015) "A noir character study where loss, suffering, and self-preservation drive criminal and victim alike. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
No Score Yet Bonobos (2015) "The film evolves into an interesting primer on the differences between life in captivity and the wild. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
0% Mad Women (2015) "Things just happen to the Smith family, with illness and incarceration treated like trials to be endured. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 7, 2015
20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) "An ambitious jumble of competing story lines that never gels into a cohesive portrait. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2015
No Score Yet Dukale's Dream (2015) "This documentary exudes Jackman's can-do optimism, but the real star is an Ethiopian coffee grower who's just as enterprising. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 2, 2015
63% Hungry Hearts (2015) "Hungry Hearts owes much to early Polanski (especially Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby), but Costanzo prizes ambiguity over tension. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 2, 2015
No Score Yet Miles To Go "The bigger problem: Quincy Rose, the opaque actor in nearly every scene, and the writer, director, and editor who doesn't distinguish between cinematic intimacy and revealing a character's inner life. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 14, 2015
No Score Yet Childless (2015) "The uncomfortable truths of these unpleasant people can be revelatory, especially when the childless Mary and Natalie dig into their strained interactions with Katherine. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 12, 2015
64% The Great Museum (2015) "Holzhausen is respectful but not reverential, portraying the museum as a living thing that's being cared for with meticulous diligence. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2015
77% Felix & Meira (2015) "Offers compassion over certainty, even when circumstances call for an all-or-nothing commitment to a happily ever after. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2015
53% Woman in Gold (2015) "What Woman in Gold has over nonfiction portrayals is emotion, and director Simon Curtis milks every scene for its heart-tugging potential. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
31% Cut Bank (2015) "Without his usual tics, Malkovich is a wonder, quietly transforming an unassuming town fixture into Cut Bank's conscience. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
77% Cupcakes (2015) "Fox infuses Cupcakes with Ofer's can-do optimism, where the power of song can overcome any personal or professional strife. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2015
17% Serena (2015) "By making Serena ornamental, Bier diminishes her power, and Lawrence plays her as a petulant Lady Macbeth wannabe. Worse is Bradley Cooper, whose Pemberton comes off like an entitled scion, not a clear-cut timber king. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2015
33% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "Can't Stand Losing You conveys ... how the Police's genre-defying sound resulted from three distinct styles (and egos) bashing together. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015
90% Buzzard (2015) "Burge and Potrykus are the De Niro and Scorsese of stunted adolescence, collaborators who explore the petulance and violence of stymied young men. " ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 6, 2015
19% October Gale (2015) "There's an Old Hollywood romanticism to Mischa Chillak's music, underscoring the noirish elements in Nadda's subdued and intimate thriller, where regret is as deadly as a firearm. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
60% The Worst Year Of My Life (2015) "There's an honest messiness to the dissolution of Kyle and Amber's relationship, with its emotional manipulation and financial distress. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 12, 2015
100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) "Josue revisits his life and death with heart-wrenching effectiveness, but even in the recollections of his closest friends, Shepard remains an elusive figure. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2015
27% Je m'appelle Hmmm... (My Name Is Hmmm...) "A hodgepodge of artistic gestures grafted onto a traditional narrative, neither fully linear nor experimental. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
100% Valley Of Saints (2015) "The calm surface of Dal Lake hides a multitude of sins in the exquisite Valley of Saints, and director Musa Syeed captures its tranquil beauty amid the chaos of Kashmir. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2015
60% Goodbye to All That (2014) "Otto's inattention is manifested in clumsiness and bad luck. Other characters are likewise defined by a single trait and act accordingly, with vague motivations and fragmentary dialogue. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2014
40% Isn't It Delicious (2014) "Too much of Isn't It Delicious is either sketchy or hokey, trading an honest exploration of Joan's destructive self-absorption for a family finding peace through dispassionate compassion. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014
No Score Yet The Historian (2014) "As a filmmaker, Doleac can't reconcile all his story lines. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
30% Murder of a Cat (2014) "Murder of a Cat has an off-kilter charm, with Greene prizing humor over menace, and Clinton's maturity over plot resolution. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 25, 2014
56% Brahmin Bulls (2014) "Mahesh Pailoor's accomplished first feature, written with his wife, Anu Pradhan ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 14, 2014
28% Miss Meadows (2014) "It takes a committed performance to make a character like Miss Meadows fly, and Katie Holmes goes all in. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
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