Roxana (NOT ROXANNE OR ROXANNA, DAMMIT) Hadadi

pop culture writer, iranian-american, feminist. work: @pajiba, @chesfamily, @pdcmovies. @rottentomatoes & @WAFCA critic. rants mine. roxanahadadi.com

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Legends Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright in ‘Tea With the Dames’ Are the Balm You Need Right Now
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Legends Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright in ‘Tea With the Dames’ Are the Balm You Need Right Now
October, 16 2018
Review: ‘First Man’ is Precise, Patriotic, Immersive, Gorgeous, and Flawed. Can People Stop Complaining About the Flag Now?
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Review: ‘First Man’ is Precise, Patriotic, Immersive, Gorgeous, and Flawed. Can People Stop Complaining About the Flag Now?
October, 12 2018
Villainous Riz Ahmed is the Best Part of 'Venom,' and I'm Not Saying That Just Because I Love Riz Ahmed, I Swear!
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Villainous Riz Ahmed is the Best Part of 'Venom,' and I'm Not Saying That Just Because I Love Riz Ahmed, I Swear!
October, 8 2018
'A Star is Born' Isn't Really About Sex, But Man, It is Sexy as Hell
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'A Star is Born' Isn't Really About Sex, But Man, It is Sexy as Hell
October, 8 2018
Review: Keira Knightley’s ‘Colette’ is a Period Piece, But Yeah, a Woman Battling a Controlling Husband for Her Art Feels Timely AF
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Review: Keira Knightley’s ‘Colette’ is a Period Piece, But Yeah, a Woman Battling a Controlling Husband for Her Art Feels Timely AF
September, 28 2018
Review: Emma Thompson is Quietly Devastating in ‘The Children Act,’ an Ian McEwan Film That is Only Kind of Emotionally Manipulative
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Review: Emma Thompson is Quietly Devastating in ‘The Children Act,’ an Ian McEwan Film That is Only Kind of Emotionally Manipulative
September, 25 2018
Underneath All the Halloween Décor of ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ is a Surprisingly Nuanced Message About Moving Past Trauma
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Underneath All the Halloween Décor of ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ is a Surprisingly Nuanced Message About Moving Past Trauma
September, 24 2018
Review, With Hella Spoilers: 'Life Itself' is This Year's 'Book of Henry,' Another Misguided Attempt at Enraging Melodrama
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Review, With Hella Spoilers: 'Life Itself' is This Year's 'Book of Henry,' Another Misguided Attempt at Enraging Melodrama
September, 21 2018
Review: ‘Where Hands Touch’ is Def Problematic, With Ideas Worth Exploring That Didn’t Need a Nazi Romance to Be Resonant
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Review: ‘Where Hands Touch’ is Def Problematic, With Ideas Worth Exploring That Didn’t Need a Nazi Romance to Be Resonant
September, 19 2018
Review: NatGeo Documentary 'Science Fair' Will Take You on a Journey of Hope and Disgust at Our Country's Education System
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Review: NatGeo Documentary 'Science Fair' Will Take You on a Journey of Hope and Disgust at Our Country's Education System
September, 17 2018
The Men in 'The Predator' Botched Standing Up for Olivia Munn, and They Do So in the Damn Movie Itself, Too
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The Men in 'The Predator' Botched Standing Up for Olivia Munn, and They Do So in the Damn Movie Itself, Too
September, 14 2018
We Deserve a Great Adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' Trilogy, and Maybe HBO and the BBC Will Give it to Us?
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We Deserve a Great Adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' Trilogy, and Maybe HBO and the BBC Will Give it to Us?
September, 13 2018
Review: There's No Sydney Bristow in 'Peppermint,' Just Jennifer Garner Pushing a Conservative Agenda
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Review: There's No Sydney Bristow in 'Peppermint,' Just Jennifer Garner Pushing a Conservative Agenda
September, 6 2018
Review: Even for the Realm of YA Sci-Fi, the Boy-Befriends-a-Gun Storyline of 'Kin' is Pretty Messed Ups
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Review: Even for the Realm of YA Sci-Fi, the Boy-Befriends-a-Gun Storyline of 'Kin' is Pretty Messed Ups
August, 31 2018
Review: 'Skate Kitchen' is Evocative and Entrancing, a Story of Female Skateboarders Carving Their Own Space Despite the Bullshit of Men
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Review: 'Skate Kitchen' is Evocative and Entrancing, a Story of Female Skateboarders Carving Their Own Space Despite the Bullshit of Men
August, 29 2018
Final Thoughts: When It Mattered, 'Sharp Objects' Frustratingly Preferred Women's Pain Instead of Women's Strength
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Final Thoughts: When It Mattered, 'Sharp Objects' Frustratingly Preferred Women's Pain Instead of Women's Strength
August, 28 2018
Review: Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek are Just Fine in ‘Papillon,’ a Remake That is Also Fine. Fine! It’s All Fine.
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Review: Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek are Just Fine in ‘Papillon,’ a Remake That is Also Fine. Fine! It’s All Fine.
August, 24 2018
All Work is Women’s Work: Regina Hall in ‘Support the Girls’ and a List of Other Women Being Damn Bosses in Film
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All Work is Women’s Work: Regina Hall in ‘Support the Girls’ and a List of Other Women Being Damn Bosses in Film
August, 23 2018
Review: Glenn Close is Female Resentment Personified in ‘The Wife,’ a Drama About Individual Ambition and Marriage's Compromises
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Review: Glenn Close is Female Resentment Personified in ‘The Wife,’ a Drama About Individual Ambition and Marriage's Compromises
August, 22 2018
Revisiting 'The Namesake,' That Other Phenomenally Meaningful Film About Asian-American Life, After the Success of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
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Revisiting 'The Namesake,' That Other Phenomenally Meaningful Film About Asian-American Life, After the Success of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
August, 20 2018
True Story: Carded at 'Eighth Grade' at 30 Years Old, Because These R-Ratings for Teen Movies Are Too Damn Serious
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True Story: Carded at 'Eighth Grade' at 30 Years Old, Because These R-Ratings for Teen Movies Are Too Damn Serious
August, 17 2018
Are We Still Doing Big Dick Energy? Because Mark Wahlberg's 'Mile 22' is the Opposite of BDE
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Are We Still Doing Big Dick Energy? Because Mark Wahlberg's 'Mile 22' is the Opposite of BDE
August, 17 2018
Review: Female Stoner Comedy 'Never Goin' Back' is Raunchy and Ridiculous, a Portrait of Girls Behaving Badly and Not Giving a F*ck
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Review: Female Stoner Comedy 'Never Goin' Back' is Raunchy and Ridiculous, a Portrait of Girls Behaving Badly and Not Giving a F*ck
August, 15 2018
Review: 'Crazy Rich Asians' is Glorious, Funny, and Sexy, Successfully Fusing Cultural Specificity and Crowd-Pleasing Romance
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Review: 'Crazy Rich Asians' is Glorious, Funny, and Sexy, Successfully Fusing Cultural Specificity and Crowd-Pleasing Romance
August, 15 2018
Review: Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Returns to HBO With a Third Season Focused on Your Work Self, Your Real Self, and the Messiness of Both
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Review: Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Returns to HBO With a Third Season Focused on Your Work Self, Your Real Self, and the Messiness of Both
August, 13 2018
Just a Reminder That Issa Rae is Out Here, Doing the Damn Thing
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Just a Reminder That Issa Rae is Out Here, Doing the Damn Thing
August, 12 2018
Review: Adults are the Enemy in the Poignant, Devastating, and Deeply Personal 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'
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Review: Adults are the Enemy in the Poignant, Devastating, and Deeply Personal 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'
August, 10 2018
Status Update: 2018 Movies Directed by Women, What You Should Have Already Watched, and What You Should Watch Next
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Status Update: 2018 Movies Directed by Women, What You Should Have Already Watched, and What You Should Watch Next
August, 9 2018
Do Stories About Female Friendship Need Conflict? An Investigation, Inspired by a Lackluster Response to ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’
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Do Stories About Female Friendship Need Conflict? An Investigation, Inspired by a Lackluster Response to ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’
August, 8 2018
Review: Female-Directed 'Night Comes On' is One of the Year's Best, a Story of Revenge, Resilience, and Sisterhood
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Review: Female-Directed 'Night Comes On' is One of the Year's Best, a Story of Revenge, Resilience, and Sisterhood
August, 7 2018
Spoilers: Netflix’s ‘Extinction’ is Irritatingly Unoriginal, So Much So That Even 95 Minutes Feels Like a Slog
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Spoilers: Netflix’s ‘Extinction’ is Irritatingly Unoriginal, So Much So That Even 95 Minutes Feels Like a Slog
July, 30 2018
NPR Music Names MIA's 'Paper Planes' the Best Song by a 21st Century Woman, Which is Fine
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NPR Music Names MIA's 'Paper Planes' the Best Song by a 21st Century Woman, Which is Fine
July, 30 2018
This Deadline "Men Are Recessive in Movies Now" Column is So Exhaustingly Dumb
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This Deadline "Men Are Recessive in Movies Now" Column is So Exhaustingly Dumb
July, 24 2018
'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Never Pretends to Be Anything But What It Is, Which is Goofy, Campy, and Irresistible
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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Never Pretends to Be Anything But What It Is, Which is Goofy, Campy, and Irresistible
July, 19 2018
Boozing, Baking, and Carb-Loading My Way Through Summer 2018, Because Why the Hell Not
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Boozing, Baking, and Carb-Loading My Way Through Summer 2018, Because Why the Hell Not
July, 13 2018
Review: Dwayne Johnson is in Peak Dad Mode in 'Skyscraper,' a Movie Possibly Underwritten by the Duct-Tape Lobby
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Review: Dwayne Johnson is in Peak Dad Mode in 'Skyscraper,' a Movie Possibly Underwritten by the Duct-Tape Lobby
July, 13 2018
Review: HBO's Transfixing 'Sharp Objects' Explores Womanhood as Profoundly Dangerous and In Danger
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Review: HBO's Transfixing 'Sharp Objects' Explores Womanhood as Profoundly Dangerous and In Danger
July, 7 2018
With ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Filmmaker and Musician Boots Riley Explores the Inherently American Nature of Capitalism and Dissent
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With ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Filmmaker and Musician Boots Riley Explores the Inherently American Nature of Capitalism and Dissent
July, 6 2018
Review: Jessica Chastain's 'Woman Walks Ahead' is Well-Meaning But Bland, Another White Savior Among Natives Story
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Review: Jessica Chastain's 'Woman Walks Ahead' is Well-Meaning But Bland, Another White Savior Among Natives Story
July, 6 2018
Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Michael B. Jordan
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Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Michael B. Jordan
July, 3 2018
Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Yara Shahidi
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Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Yara Shahidi
July, 2 2018
Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Riz Ahmed
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Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Riz Ahmed
July, 2 2018
Review: The Zellner Brothers, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson Team Up for the Delightfully Weird and Feminist As Hell 'Damsel'
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Review: The Zellner Brothers, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson Team Up for the Delightfully Weird and Feminist As Hell 'Damsel'
July, 2 2018
Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ is Two Hours of Nothing, Unless Superficial Cynicism is Something
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Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ is Two Hours of Nothing, Unless Superficial Cynicism is Something
June, 29 2018
Review: With ‘Leave No Trace,’ Filmmaker Debra Granik Revisits Themes of Female Power Years After Her Flawless ‘Winter’s Bone’
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Review: With ‘Leave No Trace,’ Filmmaker Debra Granik Revisits Themes of Female Power Years After Her Flawless ‘Winter’s Bone’
June, 29 2018
Review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ is a Healing Reminder That Kindness and Goodness Still Exist in Our Nightmarish World
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Review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ is a Healing Reminder That Kindness and Goodness Still Exist in Our Nightmarish World
June, 26 2018
Some Grumpy Questions About 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' A Movie That Is Not Good
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Some Grumpy Questions About 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' A Movie That Is Not Good
June, 25 2018
Challenging My Expectations for LBGTQI Pop Culture Representation With Ryan Murphy's Nuanced, Evocative, Joyful 'Pose'
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Challenging My Expectations for LBGTQI Pop Culture Representation With Ryan Murphy's Nuanced, Evocative, Joyful 'Pose'
June, 20 2018
Happy Eid al-Fitr! Let Me Tell You About Eid al-Fitr!
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Happy Eid al-Fitr! Let Me Tell You About Eid al-Fitr!
June, 15 2018
Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ Hits All the Right Notes, With Feminist Themes, Crazy Visuals, and, Yeah, a Little Bit of Exceptionalism
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Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ Hits All the Right Notes, With Feminist Themes, Crazy Visuals, and, Yeah, a Little Bit of Exceptionalism
June, 15 2018
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