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Hazem Fahmy is a poet and critic from Cairo. He is an Honors graduate of Wesleyan University’s College of Letters where he studied literature, philosophy, history and film. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Apogee, HEArt, Mizna, and The Offing. In his spare time, Hazem writes about the Middle East and tries to come up with creative ways to mock Classicism. He makes videos occasionally.

We were able to talk with Marja-Lewis Ryan, Samantha Housman and Ross M. Dinerstein, the director and producers of the Netflix drama 6 Balloons.

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1985: A Tender Elegy For The AIDS Epidemic

Relying heavily on the personal over the historical, 1985 is a gripping reminder that the social drama need not be loud and tumultuous for

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SXSW Review: MOST LIKELY TO MURDER: A Noir Comedy For The Holidays

Most Likely to Murder may not reinvent the wheel of holiday films, but its subversion of the genre, especially its willingness to fully indict

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SXSW Review: 6 BALLOONS: An Intimate Foray Into Crisis

Far from the average Netflix indie, 6 Balloons is a thrilling turn for its co-stars and a promising sophomore picture for its director.

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THE BREAKER UPPERERS Interview: Jackie Van Beek & Madeleine Sami, Writers/Directors/Stars

We spoke with the Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami, directors, writers and stars of upcoming New Zealand comedy The Breaker Upperers, about their

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Sorry To Bother You Review

It's hard to describe what Boots Riley's debut, Sorry To Bother You, is actually about, because it is trippy, all over the place, and

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The Shape of Solidarity: Guillermo del Toro's Vision for America

We explore how Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated period piece The Shape of Water accurately reflects the prejudices still held in contemporary American society.

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We argue that Lady Bird's Nick Houy should have been nominated for Best Editing for the subtlety of editing that brought script and character

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The Biggest Sick: Muslim Representation as Muslim Assimilation

Hazem Fahmy examines The Big Sick and its failure to dive into the complexities and challenges of hybrid, first-generation identity Muslim Americans.

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THE LAST JEDI & The Failure Of Masculinity

The Last Jedi is a polarizing film, but looking deeper into Rian Johnson's vision you will find some potent themes, including the failures of

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