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roxana-hadadi.jpeg Roxana Hadadi, Staff Contributor: Roxana Hadadi is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. She writes about film, television, and culture with sides of judgment and thirst. She also writes about movies for Chesapeake Family magazine and Punch Drunk Critics, and is a member of the DC Area Film Critics Association. She lives in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. You can follow her on Twitter.








All the Things I Would Rather Watch Taraji P. Henson Do Than Be in 'Tyler Perry's Acrimony'


With His Ninth Film, 'Isle of Dogs,' Wes Anderson's Female Collaborators Are Few and Far Between, and It's Getting Kind of Old


With FX's 'The Americans' Returning for a Final Season, Where Did Our Most-Conflicted Spies Leave Off?


Five Years In, A24 Has Staked Its Claim in the Studio System and Benefited Movie Fans By Letting Independent Film Flourish


With Mrs. Who Dropping Lines from Outkast, Rumi, and Chris Tucker, 'A Wrinkle in Time' Widens the Canon of Whom We Consider Quotable


Review: Dark Comedy ‘Gringo’ Uses Its Mexican Location as a Prop and Wastes a Stacked Cast for a Boring Greed-is-Bad Narrative


There's Still Work to Do, But Led by Guillermo del Toro, Latinx Representation Was Out in Force During the Oscars


‘Dee Rees Deserved Better This Awards Season,’ I Screamed Into the Void One Last Time


Joel Edgerton is in 'Red Sparrow' and Joel Kinnaman is in 'Altered Carbon' and They Are Not the Same Person


While Other Networks Keep Punting on Programs about Middle Eastern Culture, Netflix Orders ‘Jinn,’ its First Arabic Original Series


‘Nostalgia’ Casts Onetime Don Draper Jon Hamm to Again Get All Existential About Stuff, But the Film Muses for Too Long


Freeform is Launching a Show About an Environmentalist Feminist Mermaid, Maybe? Am I Understanding This Trailer Correctly?


Review: ‘The Party’ is a Smartly Brief, Well-Acted Entry into the Dinner-Parties-from-Hell Film Genre


Send These Adorable Pop Culture-Themed Greeting Cards for Valentine’s Day and Suffer Through the Damn Paper Cuts


From ‘Buffy' to ‘The Shape of Water’: The Career of Doug Jones, Our Favorite Eerie Tall Guy


With the End of the ‘Maze Runner’ Trilogy, We Also Conclude the Teen Dystopia Film Boom—Finally!


Who Thought the Gigantic, Impressively Bad Fake Tattoo on Matt Czuchry’s Back in ‘The Resident’ was a Good Idea?


With So Many White Guys Playing Brothers and Twins, Which Actors and Actresses Do We Really Want to See Doubled?


Oh Cool, Another Thing to Worry About With Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Movie


Kirsten Dunst is Our Lady of Melancholy in 2017’s Mostly Ignored, Stunningly Imagined ‘Woodshock’


One of the Best Representations of Middle Easterners and South Asians on TV was the Third Season of ‘Mr. Robot’


Michael Stuhlbarg is the Supporting Actor to Appreciate Most in This Year’s Awards Season Fare


Review: David Ayer Does His Typically Heavy-Handed, Testosterone-Fueled Thing With the Impressively Ludicrous ‘Bright’


Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Continues to Work the Johnson-Hart Odd-Couple Vibe in a Reboot That’s Doing Too Damn Much


Review: Christian Bale is a ‘Good Man’ in ‘Hostiles,’ a Film Disinterested in Analyzing Its Own Shortcomings


Black Excellence, Brown Pride, and the Pop Culture Gifts People of Color Gave the World in 2017


Bob Odenkirk is Fantastic in ‘The Post,’ and He Also Shouldn’t Have Been Cast


Wild Assumptions, Apropos of Nothing, from the Trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’


With ‘Mudbound,’ Carey Mulligan Makes Playing the Achingly Unhappy Wife Her Niche


The Failed Sexual Tension in ‘Justice League’ is One of Its Most Glaring Missteps


Review: Greta Gerwig’s Fantastic ‘Lady Bird’ Combines Early Aughts Nostalgia With Profound Emotional Honesty


Julia Robert’s Teeth Are the Secret Weapon of ‘Wonder’


Mel Gibson is the Most Garbage Part of the Already Garbage ‘Daddy’s Home 2’


Have We Quit Matt Damon Yet?


The Hypocrisy of ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Will Ruin Your Childhood Memories


Women in Hijabs Aren’t Your Enemy


The Character Development of ‘Only the Brave’ is Excellent, Unless You’re a Woman


How Would-Be Trump Supporters Tarnished These Eight 2017 Movies








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