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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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And, Towards Happy Alleys: Film Review

In her flawed but poignant debut And, Towards Happy Alleys, director Sreemoyee Singh sheds light on the protagonists of Iranian cinema.

Shrinking (Apple TV+): Episode 6 Review

In Episode 6 of Apple TV+’s Shrinking, our characters “do the work” and surprise us with hilarious twists, heartwarming scenes, and more than one surprise.

Passages: Berlin Film Festival Review

Like a theatre play, Ira Sachs’ Passages draws you in with irresistible character dynamics, played to perfection by Franz Rogowski and Ben Whishaw.

Inside: Berlin Film Festival Review

Despite its intriguing premise and a great Willem Dafoe, Inside gets lost in its own cleverness, taking us on a journey whose outcome we’ve been able to predict since the very start.

Femme: Berlin Film Festival Review

Anchored by terrific performances and a flawless screenplay, the genre-defying Femme is a complex analysis of trauma, identity and internalised homophobia disguised as a revenge thriller.

Drifter: Berlin Film Festival Review

Through the haunting story of a young man searching for himself, Drifter shows us what it’s like to be a cis white gay man in Berlin at a specific moment in time.

Superpower: Berlin Film Festival Review

In the unfocused but well-meaning Superpower, Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman find themselves right in the middle of the Russo-Ukrainian War.

Shrinking (Apple TV+): Episode 5 Review

Episode 5 of Apple TV+’s Shrinking teaches us that it’s ok to feel stuck, and that we can get better if we do the work and open up to those who care about us.

Titanic: Why “Old Rose” is Important

Why is it important for Titanic’s story to be told from Old Rose’s point of view? Let’s take a look at the film’s narrative frame and how it improves the movie overall.

Shrinking (Apple TV+): Episode 4 Review

Episode 4 of Apple TV+’s Shrinking gives us singing in cars, potatoes, confrontations, and new dynamics between our characters.