Movie Reviews

January 24, 2014

Globe trotting Basem Yakhour is heading back to his roots for an upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Well, hello hometown! Syrian star Basem Yakhour is making his way back to his country's capital city to take part in the new drama "Al Dumari".

January 23, 2014

Amr Salama's "Excuse My French" is one of two controversial films in theatres now.
08:35 GMT

"Excuse My French" and "Family Secrets" opened in theatres across Egypt this week, chartering taboo territories of subjects like religious discrimination and homosexuality. Oops, we said it!

"A Human Being's" director Islam Bilal. (Image: Egypt Independent)
05:00 GMT

The brilliant film "A Human Being" won the top prize at the Arab Mobile Film Festival in Amsterdam.

January 22, 2014

Yahia Al Fakharani plays a man betrayed by his daughters in his upcoming film "Surprise". (Image courtesy of hayyes.com)
13:02 GMT

Fans will get to feast their eyes on the drama encircling Yahia Al Fakharani's character in the drama "Surprise" every day of Ramadan this year.

January 21, 2014

Ola Ghanem, the bad a** doctor fighting corruption in her character's company. (Image: Facebook)
09:35 GMT

Egyptian starlet Ola Ghanem has laid her yes on the table to star in the new film ""Romeo Al Sayidah" (The Lady's Romeo) as a corruption-unveiling doctor.

January 20, 2014

Mohammad Hunaidi says don't worry, my drama isn't the same as Hind Sabri's, even though its title sounds like it!
12:51 GMT

Playing a newlywed with Ghada Adel in “Ayzeen Nitjawaz” (We Want to Get Married), Mohammad Hunaidi's newest project is not a total replica of Hind Sabri's “Ayez Atjawaz” (I Want to Get Married) a few year's back, despite the similarity of their titles.

The film follows three revolutionaries, Ahmed Hassan, Magdy Ashour and Khalid Abdalla. (Image: Naharnet)
09:59 GMT

"The Square" is a film about the Egyptian Revolution and what the Egyptian people have been doing since 2011. This is a review of the 2013 production.

January 19, 2014

"Just a Toy" is one of the 35 films to be screened at the unifying festival in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of naqshgallery.com)
10:07 GMT

The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" makes one wonder if good really does ever triumph evil. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

UAE peeps still get fraudulent cold calls like those on "The Wolf of Wall Street", but this film does little to empathize with the unfortunate folks whose life savings were dissipated. Of course, if you've watched the film in a cinema over here, the plot is rendered incomprehensible anyway!

"The Square" is one of three Arab films in the Oscar race. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

Palestinian thriller "Omar", Egyptian documentary "The Square", and Yemeni short "Karama Has No Walls" have made their way into the same league of Oscar hopefuls American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.

January 18, 2014

"Wadjda" was the first Saudi film to be entirely shot in Saudi and directed by a Saudi woman. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Has the Saudi film Wadjda received universal acclaim because it is an exceptional work of art? Or does it have more to do with the fact that this is the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and directed by a Saudi woman?

January 15, 2014

"The Factory Girl" film poster from the Dubai International Film Festival.
13:19 GMT

Premiering in Egypt at the Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival next week, Mohamed Khan's award-winning film takes center stage.

January 14, 2014

Ghada Adel is getting ready to be a new wife (on screen at least)! (Image: Facebook)
09:53 GMT

Filming will begin next month for the tantalizing upcoming drama "Newlyweds" in hopes it will be ready for airing by the Ramadan marathon later this year.

January 13, 2014

THE SQUARE movie poster (image:Facebook)
13:52 GMT

Let's hope the peeps in Egypt can view the exciting Netflix release of "The Square" as it begins streaming on January 17.

The Wolf of Wall Street (Image: Facebook)
13:18 GMT

Censored to the max, the Leonardo DiCaprio flick "The Wolf of Wall Street" isn't even worth watching in UAE cinemas as editors sliced and diced down an entire 45 minutes from the blockbuster.