Roxana (a hex on all who misspell my name) Hadadi

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

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Review: The Hottie-Heavy (Uh, Not Ben Affleck) ‘Triple Frontier’ Excels When Eviscerating American Imperialism and Jingoistic Greed
March, 19 2019
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Review: SXSW Audience Award Winner ‘Saint Frances’ is a Laser-Sharp Analysis of Femininity, Motherhood, and Love's Complexities
March, 18 2019
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Review: Romantic Dramedy ‘Olympic Dreams’ Alternates Between the Contrasting Loneliness and Connection in Athlete Village
March, 13 2019
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Review: Dev Patel is Grown in the Neo-Noir ‘The Wedding Guest,’ Which Adds Diversity to the Genre's Trigger Men and Femme Fatales
March, 13 2019
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Review: ‘Leaving Neverland’ Lays Out the Links Between Abuse and Seduction, Forcing Us to Again Consider Why We Worship Celebrity
March, 7 2019
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Review: ‘Greta’ is Silly and Scary and Satisfying and Suddenly I’m Using Alliteration and I’m Not Sure Why? But Seriously! It’s Enjoyable!
March, 2 2019
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Final Thoughts: ‘True Detective’ Wraps Up With Too Much Exposition and Shade at the True Crime Genre – and Us?
February, 27 2019
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Variety Critic Owen Gleiberman Shows His Own Ignorance When Trying to Tell Women How to Save the Romantic Comedy
February, 22 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Regrets and Resentments Drive The Penultimate Episode and We’re Still No Closer to Julie Purcell
February, 19 2019
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Review: ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Succeeds Where ‘I Feel Pretty’ Failed, Mixing Parody and Self-Awareness Into a Joyful and Affirming Film
February, 14 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Lies are Crafted, Cover-ups Revealed, and Things Fall Apart in the Pink Room in ‘Hunters in the Dark’
February, 12 2019
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Review: Taraji P. Henson Elevates 'What Men Want,' Which Gets Some Stuff About Female Frustration in a Patriarchal Society Quite Right
February, 11 2019
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Review: There's No Mads Mikkelsen Nudity in the Survival Drama ‘Arctic,’ But the Movie's Power is His Steely Performance
February, 8 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Is That Really Julie? What Did Hays and West Do? Everyone Has Secrets and Lies in 'If You Have Ghosts'
February, 4 2019
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Review, With Spoilers: Netflix’s Needlessly Boring ‘Polar’ Gives Us Many Shots of Nearly Nude Mads Mikkelsen, But At What Cost?
January, 29 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Nic Pizzolatto Shoulders Both Writing and Directing ‘The Hour and the Day,’ and the Story Turns Derivative
January, 28 2019
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Review: Noomi Rapace is a Badass in Netflix’s ‘Close,’ But the Movie’s Low-Key Racism Counteracts Its ‘Yay, Strong Women!’ Message
January, 21 2019
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In Our Latest Edition of 'I Am Tired of Men': The Weeknd and His Homophobic Song 'Lost in the Fire'
January, 18 2019
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‘True Detective’ Recap: Season Three Starts Off Familiarly Bleak as Hell, But the Greatness of Mahershala Ali Cannot be Overstated
January, 14 2019
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Review, With Spoilers: Keanu Reeves's Bargain Bin Sci-Fi ‘Replicas’ Could Have Been Good-Bad, But It’s Just Regular Bad
January, 13 2019
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The White Male Creators of 'Green Book' Could Stop Talking at Any Time and That Would Be Fine
January, 9 2019
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Throughout Many Genres of Films in 2018, Women Said No—Standing Up for Themselves, Their Own Desires, and Their Power
December, 24 2018
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Review: ‘Welcome to Marwen’ Cares More About Using Fancy CGI to Tell a Story Than, You Know, Actually Telling a Story
December, 24 2018
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Review: 'Second Act' Compliments Milo Ventimiglia's Butt 3 Times, and Jennifer Lopez's Cleavage Looks Amazing. That's the Movie!
December, 24 2018
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Today in Imaginary Movie Development: What If ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Were Actually a Movie About Class Warfare?
December, 22 2018
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Review, With Spoilers: Clint Eastwood's 'The Mule' is Expectedly Racist and Sexist, But Also It's Just Incredibly Boring?
December, 21 2018
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Review: Don't Skip 'Bird Box' Just Because You Saw 'A Quiet Place' -- Netflix's Thriller is Spookier Than You Would Expect
December, 20 2018
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'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'The Favourite,' 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Black Panther,' and Our Favorite Outfits and Lewks From 2018 Films
December, 18 2018
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CBS Secretly Paid Off Eliza Dushku After 'Bull' Star Michael Weatherly Repeatedly Sexually Harassed Her, So, Yup, It's Still 2018
December, 14 2018
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Your Husbands, Side Pieces, and Messy Ex Are All Here in 'Triple Frontier,' the Upcoming Thriller from J.C. Chandor
December, 10 2018
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Review: Brady Corbet’s ‘Vox Lux’ Has a Shocking Opening, a Crowd-Pleasing Ending, and an Off-Kilter Natalie Portman Performance
December, 7 2018
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Review: Saoirse Ronan is Understandably Pissed Off in ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ a Movie That Reminds Us the Patriarchy Has Always Sucked
December, 7 2018
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The Cut Retracted That Bizarre Priyanka Chopra 'Global Scam Artist' Piece, But Why the Hell Did They Publish It Anyway?
December, 5 2018
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The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Lineup is Excitingly Female-Forward, So Here's Hoping These Damn Movies Actually Come Out!
November, 30 2018
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Lena Dunham is Back on Her Bullshit and Still Doesn't Realize That She Shouldn't be Adapting a Syrian Rufugee Story
November, 26 2018
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Spoilers: Everyone in ‘Widows’ is Scrambling for Power, and Disrupting a Classist and Sexist Status Quo is the Way to Do It
November, 21 2018
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Spoilers: Netflix’s Season Six of ‘The Great British Bakeoff’ Feels Like a Real Step Forward in Brown Representation, and THOSE BAKES!
November, 21 2018
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Review: ‘Green Book’ is Your Grandparents’ Holiday Movie Pick, a Well-Intentioned But Flatly Executed Story About the Evils of Racism
November, 21 2018
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In Appreciation of Aaron Taylor-Johnson Taking Over for Ben Foster and Going Full Beast Mode in ‘Outlaw King’
November, 20 2018
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Review: The Coen Brothers Do Their Thing With 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,' Which is Only Revisionist in That It's Streaming on Netflix
November, 19 2018
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Every Female Character Gets Kind of Ruined in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,' But Especially Poor Queenie Goldstein
November, 19 2018
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Just a Reminder That Colin Farrell Should Have Stayed Cast as Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts,' Goddammit!
November, 17 2018
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In 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,' Keira Knightley is the Latest Actress to Subversively Wield the Sexy Baby Voice
November, 7 2018
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Review: Documentary 'Free Solo' Deserves a Best Cinematography Nod From the Academy for Its Terrifying, Life-Affirming Visuals
November, 6 2018
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Review: Rami Malek is a Magnetic Freddie Mercury, But ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Can’t Make Up Its Mind About His Identity or His Legacy
November, 3 2018
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Uh, Rebel Wilson? Queen Latifah Would Like a Word About That Whole 'First Plus-Sized Lead in a Romantic Comedy' Thing
November, 2 2018
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Russell Hornsby Deserves a Damn Oscar Nomination for 'The Hate U Give,' and I'm Ready to Yell About It
October, 26 2018
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Review: 'Suspiria' is Bleak, Grotesque, Overly Complicated, and Unforgettable, a Depiction of Women's Anger Turned to Rot
October, 26 2018
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'Mid90s' Uses a Super-Uncomfortable Sex Scene to Make Its Young Protagonist Cool, Because Of Course It Does
October, 25 2018
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Review: In His Final Role, Robert Redford is Perfect in the Thoughtful, Reflective ‘The Old Man & the Gun,' But Ugh, Casey Affleck
October, 19 2018
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