Roxana (NOT ROXANNE OR ROXANNA, DAMMIT) Hadadi

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

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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
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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
A Plea to Sam Claflin: Stop Dying In Your Damn Movies!
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A Plea to Sam Claflin: Stop Dying In Your Damn Movies!
June, 12 2018
Look at These LEWKS! An Ode to Cate Blanchett's Stylish AF Outfits as Lou in 'Ocean's 8'
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Look at These LEWKS! An Ode to Cate Blanchett's Stylish AF Outfits as Lou in 'Ocean's 8'
June, 11 2018
Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman Apply Their Familiar Formula to the Motherhood-as-Pain Film 'Tully,' Starring Charlize Theron
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Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman Apply Their Familiar Formula to the Motherhood-as-Pain Film 'Tully,' Starring Charlize Theron
May, 7 2018
Duh! 'The Wire' Won Our Best Show of the 21st Century Bracket, and Oral History 'All the Pieces Matter' is a Must-Read
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Duh! 'The Wire' Won Our Best Show of the 21st Century Bracket, and Oral History 'All the Pieces Matter' is a Must-Read
May, 4 2018
Crazy-Eyed Jonathan Tucker Made His 'Westworld' Debut Sunday, and Hello Yes I Am Paying Attention
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Crazy-Eyed Jonathan Tucker Made His 'Westworld' Debut Sunday, and Hello Yes I Am Paying Attention
May, 3 2018
Review: Alia Shawkat Rightly Won the Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress Award for Her Work in the Lesbian Romance 'Duck Butter'
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Review: Alia Shawkat Rightly Won the Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress Award for Her Work in the Lesbian Romance 'Duck Butter'
April, 27 2018
Midway Through Its Final Season, Every Damn Character in ‘The Americans’ Seems Destined for Inevitable Tragedy
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Midway Through Its Final Season, Every Damn Character in ‘The Americans’ Seems Destined for Inevitable Tragedy
April, 26 2018
Amid the Latest Western Genre Resurgence, ‘Lean on Pete’ and ‘The Rider’ Challenge Cowboy Masculinity in the American West
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Amid the Latest Western Genre Resurgence, ‘Lean on Pete’ and ‘The Rider’ Challenge Cowboy Masculinity in the American West
April, 25 2018
'Ghost Stories' and 'A Ghost Story' Are Similarly Named, But Which is Which? Hint: One is Unsettling Enough Without Casey Affleck
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'Ghost Stories' and 'A Ghost Story' Are Similarly Named, But Which is Which? Hint: One is Unsettling Enough Without Casey Affleck
April, 23 2018
The Hypocrisy of Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is Exhausting, and We Don't Even Get a Makeover Montage!
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The Hypocrisy of Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is Exhausting, and We Don't Even Get a Makeover Montage!
April, 21 2018
Hold Up -- Is that 'California Love' Admirer and Former MMA Fighter Urijah Faber in 'Rampage'? It Is! I May Be the Only Person Who Cares!
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Hold Up -- Is that 'California Love' Admirer and Former MMA Fighter Urijah Faber in 'Rampage'? It Is! I May Be the Only Person Who Cares!
April, 16 2018
With 'Nice for What,' Drake Finally Puts Away His Emotions and Lets the Women He Adores Shine on Their Own
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With 'Nice for What,' Drake Finally Puts Away His Emotions and Lets the Women He Adores Shine on Their Own
April, 12 2018
‘Ready Player One’ Questions: Ben Mendelsohn’s Weird Teeth? Why Climb Mount Everest with Batman? Sex in the Oasis? And More!
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‘Ready Player One’ Questions: Ben Mendelsohn’s Weird Teeth? Why Climb Mount Everest with Batman? Sex in the Oasis? And More!
April, 4 2018
Doing the Damn Thing Ourselves: Female-Led Comedy 'F1' Is the Latest Film Fundraising Campaign We Should Support
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Doing the Damn Thing Ourselves: Female-Led Comedy 'F1' Is the Latest Film Fundraising Campaign We Should Support
April, 3 2018
All the Things I Would Rather Watch Taraji P. Henson Do Than Be in 'Tyler Perry's Acrimony'
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All the Things I Would Rather Watch Taraji P. Henson Do Than Be in 'Tyler Perry's Acrimony'
March, 31 2018
With His Ninth Film, 'Isle of Dogs,' Wes Anderson's Female Collaborators Are Few and Far Between, and It's Getting Kind of Old
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With His Ninth Film, 'Isle of Dogs,' Wes Anderson's Female Collaborators Are Few and Far Between, and It's Getting Kind of Old
March, 29 2018
With FX's 'The Americans' Returning for a Final Season, Where Did Our Most-Conflicted Spies Leave Off?
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With FX's 'The Americans' Returning for a Final Season, Where Did Our Most-Conflicted Spies Leave Off?
March, 28 2018
Five Years In, A24 Has Staked Its Claim in the Studio System and Benefited Movie Fans By Letting Independent Film Flourish
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Five Years In, A24 Has Staked Its Claim in the Studio System and Benefited Movie Fans By Letting Independent Film Flourish
March, 21 2018
With Mrs. Who Dropping Lines from Outkast, Rumi, and Chris Tucker, 'A Wrinkle in Time' Widens the Canon of Whom We Consider Quotable
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With Mrs. Who Dropping Lines from Outkast, Rumi, and Chris Tucker, 'A Wrinkle in Time' Widens the Canon of Whom We Consider Quotable
March, 16 2018
Review: Dark Comedy ‘Gringo’ Uses Its Mexican Location as a Prop and Wastes a Stacked Cast for a Boring Greed-is-Bad Narrative
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Review: Dark Comedy ‘Gringo’ Uses Its Mexican Location as a Prop and Wastes a Stacked Cast for a Boring Greed-is-Bad Narrative
March, 10 2018
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