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

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

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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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Review: Documentary ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’ Makes a Case for Our Own Self-Reflection—What Do Owe the ‘Paper Planes’ Pop Star?
October, 18 2018
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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
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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
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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
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'A Star is Born' Isn't Really About Sex, But Man, It is Sexy as Hell
October, 8 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Review: There's No Sydney Bristow in 'Peppermint,' Just Jennifer Garner Pushing a Conservative Agenda
September, 6 2018
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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
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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
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Final Thoughts: When It Mattered, 'Sharp Objects' Frustratingly Preferred Women's Pain Instead of Women's Strength
August, 28 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Review: 'Crazy Rich Asians' is Glorious, Funny, and Sexy, Successfully Fusing Cultural Specificity and Crowd-Pleasing Romance
August, 15 2018
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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
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Just a Reminder That Issa Rae is Out Here, Doing the Damn Thing
August, 12 2018
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Review: Adults are the Enemy in the Poignant, Devastating, and Deeply Personal 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'
August, 10 2018
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