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Mae Abdulbaki
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Film critic, writer, self-proclaimed geek, and lover of all things art and entertainment
Film critic, writer, self-proclaimed geek, and lover of all things art and entertainment

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Ready Player One manages to put combine fanboy fantasies with nostalgia on shameless display. The visuals are beautiful, but still don’t distract from the lack of a message regarding our own society’s obsession with nostalgia-driven pop culture and…
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There are many films where the performances are greater than the story itself, and unfortunately Flower is one of these films. Directed by Max Winkler and co-written by Max McAulay, Matt Spicer, and Winkler, the film starts off well enough and has a lot…
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Love, Simon had a lot of people talking, even prior to its release. There were many questions media and audiences were asking, but one of the most prevalent ones was: Do we really need this movie? The answer is yes, absolutely. Love, Simon, directed by…
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Bringing A Wrinkle in Time to life on the big screen is no easy task. Director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th) takes on the challenge though. While the film is far from perfect and certain complexities are lost, DuVernay delivers a heartfelt film about love…
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The highly anticipated Black Panther has so much to unpack. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, opens up a whole new world for audiences and takes us on an adventure and journey that is both very personal…
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I wrote about Aladdin, representation, and Disney's struggles with it.
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The conclusion to “Crisis on Earth-X” was a lot of things, but underwhelming and very messy are two of the first words that come to mind. And even that’s being lenient. The CW’s Arrowverse continued to tackle Nazis with an insensitivity and complete lack…
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After a not-so-great outing last week, The Flash was back and once again firing on all cylinders in this week’s episode, “Therefore I Am.” Clifford DeVoe and The Mechanic’s (whose real name we learn is Marlize DeVoe) backstory was revealed, Barry was…
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*Please note this review has some minor spoilers. The DC Cinematic Universe has been plagued with issues from its inception. With last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being so divisive–critically torn apart, the film still managed to gross more…
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After sixteen or so movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe can start to feel a bit redundant. But after a fresh new take on Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier this summer, Marvel can add another gem of a film to their lineup from this year alone because Thor:…
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