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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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Based on the true story of Jeff Bauman, who received a double amputation after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Stronger elicits a distinct point of view: that of the spectator, the everyday guy whose life is upended following a shocking tragedy. Unlike…
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Catcher in the Rye was required reading in high school and so Holden Caulfield quite easily became one of the most memorable fictional characters I had read up to that point in my life. The character’s voice was strong and completely stood by his…
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It’s been twenty seven years since the original It, which was adapted from the novel by Stephen King. Its 2017 remake, despite sharing the same title, is less of a remake and more of an 80s homage to coming-of-age movies. There are scares and…
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Back in 2001, Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven made quite the splash. In 2017, Soderbergh isn’t so much as remaking his own film (which, ironically, was also a remake) as giving us a new take on the heist narrative. One that may be just as good as…
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There are films that can be summed up in just a few words and others, depending on the content, are so infuriating and frustrating that more words are needed. Good Time is most definitely the latter. The film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival…
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2017 has been a pretty rough year for comedies. There weren’t a lot of good ones, many questionable and decidedly unfunny ones too (like Rough Night). Thankfully, The Hitman’s Bodyguard delivered. The film is uplifted by Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L.…
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There’s a weird sense of beauty in getting through and pushing past our pain. At the same time, traumatizing events can forever scar and mark us in ways that aren’t truly realized until well into adulthood. More importantly, parents’ unresolved issues…
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It’s always a shame when a film’s talent is greater than the sum of its parts. The major struggle here is that I really wanted to like The Dark Tower, but it was far too underwhelming and disconnected to be fully engaged in the storyline or the…
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Set right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Atomic Blonde sets its sights on being one of the most action-packed films of 2017. The film follows MI6 intelligence agent Lorraine Broughton’s (Charlize Theron) assignment to ensure the safety of Spyglass…
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Edgar Wright has brought joy through his films for years. From “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” to the Cornetto Trilogy (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “The World’s End”), Wright has proven himself to have a unique style and voice. “Baby Driver,”…
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