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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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Bones And All (Venice Review): “Let’s Be People.”

Luca Guadagnino’s Bones And All is the story of two outsiders who are desperately trying to “be people” in a world that doesn’t seem to have room for them.

Living (Film Review): Storytelling at its Best

Bill Nighy is superb in Living, a Kurosawa adaptation that manages to be both enjoyable and heart-wrenching, and reminds us that it’s never too late to start living.

TÁR (Venice Review): The Downfall of a Narcissist

Cate Blanchett excels as a master manipulator in Todd Field’s TÁR, a haunting character study that might be a little too clever for its own good, but that you’ll still find yourself thinking about long after the credits roll.

Gumball Dreams Review: Vibrant Live Theatre VR Adventure

Premiering now at the Venice Film Festival, Gumball Dreams employs live actors and gorgeous worldbuilding to craft a highly enjoyable, immersive VR experience.

Three Nights A Week (Venice Review): Love, in All Its Forms

Florent Gouëlou’s Three Nights A Week is a poignant story of acceptance, love, freedom, and the contradictions that define us.

Mack & Rita (Film Review): Ode to the “Inner Old Gal”

Diane Keaton is having a blast in Mack & Rita, an enjoyable body swap comedy that misses the opportunity to delve deeper into its themes.

Luck (Apple TV+) Film Review: Finding a Forever Family

Thanks to gorgeous animation, the ever-charming Jane Fonda, and unexpected emotional beats, Apple TV+’s Luck is a rewarding, enjoyable watch.

Venice Immersive: Virtual Reality Line-Up for Venezia 79 (2022)

Venice Immersive returns to Venezia 79 with 43 Virtual Reality projects from 19 countries. Discover the 2022 line-up and synopses!

2022 Venice Film Festival: Venezia 79 Line-Up Announced

The line-up of the 2022 Venice Film Festival has been announced! Read the full list and find out which films will premiere at Venezia 79.

Thor: Love and Thunder (Review): Waititi Overdoes It

Despite its great acting, score and worldbuilding and epic character moments, Thor: Love and Thunder feels like one continuous joke that doesn’t land.