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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.

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.

Harry Potter Should Have Been a Television Series

The film adaptations only scratched the surface of JK Rowling's world- the Harry Potter franchise needs a Game of Thrones style TV reboot.

Changing Fortunes: How Films Were Bolstered Or Sunk By Cultural Sentiment In 2017

The most absurd assumption about saying films "transcend genre" is that works of genre are somehow so trivial that they are apolitical.

So-Bad-It's-Better-Than-Mediocre: On The Craft & Language Of Trash Films

If we can accept aesthetic subversion as a form of commentary or aesthetic, why do we still consider trash films as some sort of

BEATRIZ AT DINNER: At the Table With The Devil

It’s rare that a film will come along and synthesize the era we live in so succinctly as Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz At Dinner.

The Films Are Alright: In Defense of Franchise Filmmaking

Franchise filmmaking is, in contrast to what journalists have been saying, far from a destroyer of movies as we know it: here's why.

HANDSOME: An Incompetent Netflix Thriller

Handsome has occasional moments of promise, yet it is bogged down by its shoddy story, underused characters, and failed attempts at humor.