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Serena Seghedoni

I quote obscure movie references in conversations and take disappointing book endings way too seriously. I watch Love, Actually every Christmas, 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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Broadway Rising (Film Review): The Show Must Go On

In her documentary Broadway Rising, Amy Rice shows us how covid affected the theatre community, and how the show eventually “went on” and improved itself thanks to their resilience.

Spirited (Apple TV+) Review: That Christmas Morning Feelin’

Though a little too crammed with themes and ideas, Spirited is a heartwarming Christmas musical about love, redemption, and possibility.

Wakanda Forever Review: The King is Dead but Black Panther Lives

Wakanda Forever is the best Black Panther sequel it could have been, acting both as a tribute to Boseman and a poignant story about change and rebirth.

The Inspection (LFF Review): Looking for Acceptance

Jeremy Pope elevates Elegance Bratton’s autobiographical film The Inspection, a movie that perhaps works best as a story within a story.

The Stranger (Netflix) 2022 Film: LFF Review

Coming soon to Netflix, Thomas M. Wright’s film The Stranger is both a distressing true crime drama inspired by actual events and a gripping, irresistible character study.

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (LFF Review): Male Gaze for Dummies

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power won’t be revolutionary to those acquainted with Laura Mulvey’s work on the male gaze, but it’s a good introduction on the subject.

My Policeman (Film Review): Cast Shines in Riveting Adaptation - LFF

Great performances elevate My Policeman, a wholly absorbing film about love, loss and prejudice, revolving around three people who unwittingly destroy one another.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022) Netflix Film: LFF Review

Emma Corrin and Jack O’ Connell shine in Netflix ‘s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s steamy, stunning, though a little too male-centric adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel.

Close (Film Review): The Bone Breaks; It Grows Back Stronger

In his beautiful, poignant film Close, Lukas Dhont teaches us about love, grief, masculinity and healing through the haunting story of a friendship.

White Noise (LFF Review): The Sound of Existential Dread

Noah Baumbach ‘s White Noise is unlike anything you’ve seen before: an utterly bonkers, stunning film about survival, death, consumerism, and the meaning of life in today’s America.