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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.

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.: Dan Gilroy Takes a Sharp Shift in Tone

Roman J. Israel, Esq. may be disappointing after Gilroy's Nightcrawler, yet it still has a few positives, such as Washington's performance.

COCO: A Masterpiece We Will Remember

Coco is a refreshingly respectful look at Mexican culture, told from a child's perspective but in a surprisingly poignant way as well.

WONDERSTRUCK: A Starry-Eyed Mess

With a weak and unfocused plot, Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck feels like a love letter that isn’t quite sure who it’s addressing.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL: 100th Time, Still the Gory Charm

With his hundredth film, director Takashi Miike shows no signs of slowing down, with another fantastic, blood-soaked cinematic treat.

Curb Your Adaptations: On Animation & Live-Action

Animated films often don't work when translated to live-action; here, we discuss just why that may be, and why it should be avoided.

SUBURBICON: On The Inherent Violence Of The American Suburb

Despite some flaws, Suburbicon is still a riot of a good time, poking fun at the inherent obscurity of the American Dream in a

TE ATA: Storytelling as Survival

If nothing else, Te Ata triumphs at breathing new life into a legend, and allowing us the pleasure of re-experiencing her vital legacy.

Monogamish: Tao Raspuli's Journey of Self-Discovery

Tao Raspuli's Monogamish asks the viewer to challenge their own pre-conceptions on relationships, with an effective, non-judgemental eye.

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE: Third Time…Barely Works

While The Lego Ninjago movie is heartwarming and fun, its setting is problematic, and the franchise is becoming painfully formulaic.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: What Action Films Should Be

The John Wick films pose challenging questions about the nature of violence and the type of men who are attracted to its endless cycle.