Movie Reviews

June 22, 2014

Jerash Festival is still hugely popular this year. (Image: Facebook)
07:31 GMT

29 years on, the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts proves that it's still got it!

June 7, 2014

Still from the aftermath (courtesy of Ahram Online).
15:00 GMT

He directed "The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375", and now he gives a glimpse of how it went down.

June 3, 2014

Bassem Youssef was feeling the pressure as he said goodbye to TV again.
07:00 GMT

"Enormous" pressure has led the Egyptian satirist to step away from the camera.

June 2, 2014

The cameras are rolling in Abu Dhabi for Star Wars: Episode VII.
09:00 GMT

Filming the seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise means something big for Abu Dhabi.

May 30, 2014

The awards ceremony will be held at London's luxurious Langham Hotel. (Image:
10:32 GMT

London to stage the first ever Arab Film and TV Awards (AFTVA) in 2015.

May 28, 2014

May 27, 2014

The 67th Cannes festival opened on May 14 and closed on Sunday. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Young Jordanian directors see in Cannes exposure an opportunity for Jordan’s film industry.

May 26, 2014

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan poses with the Palme d'Or for the film "Winter Sleep" during a photocall after the Closing Ceremony of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 24, 2014. (AFP / LOIC VENANCE)
08:24 GMT

Turkish drama "Winter Sleep" has won the Palme d'Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival.

May 22, 2014

The adventure of filming is now over for "From A to B" (Image: IMDB)
12:00 GMT

The film, which wrapped in Jordan after 26 days of filming, stars Saudi stand-up comedian Fahad Albutairi, Egyptian actor Shadi Alfons and Syrian actor Fadi Rifaai.

Star Wars: Episode VII is the latest international movie to film in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Albawaba edit)
07:00 GMT

The combination of diverse desert landscapes and an extensive production infrastructure provide the perfect formula for the movie ensuring the shoot is going smoothly and on schedule.

A still from the film "Arabani." (Image:
06:00 GMT

A review of the Arabic/Hebrew film "Arabani."

Rania Youssef defends herself from criticism.
05:00 GMT

After changing things up in her career with the role of a cheating wife in the TV show “Al Ikhwah” (The Brothers)

May 20, 2014

Fast & Furious 7 is scheduled for release later this year. (Image courtesy of
13:09 GMT

The Hollywood blockbuster has left the region. Filming for "Fast & Furious 7" began in Abu Dhabi last November but has finally finished.

May 18, 2014

Directors Wiam Simav Bedirxan (L) and Ossama Mohammed react before the screening of 'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait', on third day of 67th Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ AMMAR ABD RABBO)
08:32 GMT

After her horrifying footage of the Syrian civil war was turned into a documentary, Wiam Simav Bedirxan was overcome at the warm reception she was given at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 13, 2014

“Ladder to Damascus” tells the story of Ghalia (Najla El Wa’za) (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

He was in Cairo from May 8-11 at the art house cinema initiative Zawya where he spoke about his influences and his latest film, Ladder to Damascus.