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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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Written and directed by Ike Barinholtz, The Oath is a satirical political comedy that hits a bit too close to home, while also managing to go over-the-top in its spectacle. The United States government has put into place the “loyalty oath” for the…
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J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) is no stranger to directing monster movies, or movies with monsters in them, perceived or otherwise. Taking the reins from Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, Bayona, whose previous films have had more substance to…
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, is a unique (for lack of a better term), but bizarre, film. Its title is also deceiving because a film about how to properly engage with the opposite sex this is not. Instead,…
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Adapted from the novel by Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach is another film that tells the tale of a couple essentially doomed. The film, directed by Dominic Cooke, never reaches beyond its own sense of despair. In its own bizarre way, On Chesil Beach deems to…
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For all the behind-the-scenes changes–from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller being replaced by Ron Howard to script changes–it’s a miracle Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up faring well. And with so many Star Wars films being produced, the question of…
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As a writer, director, and producer, Jason Joseph is a triple threat. An Englishman who got his start in the advertising industry and worked for a few years in the United Arab Emirates, Joseph has always been drawn to film and the stories they tell. He…
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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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