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Serena Seghedoni

I quote obscure movie references in conversations and take disappointing book endings way too seriously. I take life lessons from Dawson’s Creek, I’ve written a dissertation on Joker, and I once had to explain to the security guards at the airport that the ‘sharp item’ they found in my bag was, in fact, a Harry Potter wand.

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“I’m Too Cynical for Tulpamancer”

Virtual Reality experience Tulpamancer sees an AI craft an experience for you in real-time. At Venice Immersive 2023, I discovered that I’m too cynical for it.

Alix Delaporte on On The Pulse (Vivants): Interview

We interview writer-director Alix Delaporte on On the Pulse (Vivants), a film set in a newsroom that’s ultimately about family and experiencing life.

Pietro Castellitto on Enea: Venice Interview

We interview writer-director-star Pietro Castellitto on Enea, his Venice-premiering film about characters who “make up a war in order to feel life.”

Evil Does Not Exist: Venice Film Review

With Evil Does Not Exist, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi delivers the ultimate revenge thriller disguised as a quiet environmental drama.

Hoard Interview: Luna Carmoon, Saura Lightfoot Leon & Joseph Quinn

We interview writer-director Luna Carmoon and stars Saura Lightfoot Leon & Joseph Quinn on Hoard, a film about love, trauma, and motherhood.

The Killer (Netflix): Venice Film Review

In The Killer (Netflix), David Fincher subverts the revenge neo-noir genre with the ironic character study of a tedious, sociopathic hit man.

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person Review

Sara Montpetit shines in Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, a stunning film that’s full of personality but suffers from an unfocused plot.

The Palace: Venice Film Review

Roman Polanski’s Alps-set “eat-the-rich” satire The Palace spends its entire runtime setting up a grand finale that never comes.

Hoard (2023) Film Review

In Luna Carmoon’s Hoard, a teenager comes to terms with the abuse and love she experienced as a child, and ultimately discovers who she is when the two things are combined.

Poor Things: Venice Film Review

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things is an exquisitely layered ode to our inner ‘monsters’, revolving around a woman who dares to be free in a society dominated by men.