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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.

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.


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

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.

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

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