Movie Reviews

November 26, 2013

Suha Araj on set one of her films. (Image: Facebook)
07:14 GMT

Addressing a subject matter formerly off limits in Arab circles, Palestinian American filmmaker Suha Araj surprisingly made the audience bust up laughing with her latest short "The Cup Reader" in DC.

November 25, 2013

Hany Abu-Assad directs "Omar", the curtain-raiser for DIFF (Image: Facebook)
06:02 GMT

The star-studded festival is ready for take off with a total of 147 feature films from around the world! "Omar" by Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning Palestinian Director Hany Abu Assad will raise the curtain on the decennial edition on Friday, 6th December.

November 24, 2013

Sulaf plays ball despite politics in new film. (Image: Facebook)
08:45 GMT

As captain of a women's volleyball team, Sulaf's character determines to push through the Syrian chaos to win the trophy.

Haifa Wehbe is quite the woman of mystery. Usually known for her spice, looks like she's also quite nice! (Image: Facebook)
07:47 GMT

In a star eats star world, it's rare to find actresses to give each other high praise. "The Goodness of the Soul" co-stars Haifa Wehbe and Najwa Fouad, however, seem to have a good thing going as Najwa shares about their camaraderie on set their upcoming film.

November 20, 2013

Khaled Abol Naga sportin' the grey look. (Image: Facebook)
11:15 GMT

He may not be that old already, but he does have the grey! Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga Tweeted a sneak pic of him sporting the silver hair he had in the film “Villa 69”, which premieres in Egypt next week.

November 19, 2013

Actress Sharon Stone attends the 'Behind The Candelabra' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Theatre Lumiere on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Image: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
10:35 GMT

Sharon Stone's won many many awards over the years, and now she can add another one to the list from our own Morocco.

November 18, 2013

Chris Hemsworth is a happy daddy and a better actor because of it! (Image: Facebook)
06:02 GMT

The actor who plays Thor has said becoming a father has made him a better actor. Some Dubai-based executives agree that fatherhood can help you focus.

November 17, 2013

Ola Ghanem is ready to play another dark beauty - Cleopatra!
08:07 GMT

Portraying Cleopatra Queen of the Nile is a dream come true for Egyptian actress Ola Ghanem, who snatched the starring role in the new film "Al Far'oun Al Sagheer" (The Young Pharaoh).

November 16, 2013

Golshifteh Farahani plays the lead role in Rahimi's “The Patience Stone,” the festival's opening-night film. (Image: Facebook)
04:00 GMT

The historical Lebanese city Tripoli will be reviving its movie industry by hosting its first ever film festival next year.

November 15, 2013

Cairo International Women's Film Festival is coming up!
09:00 GMT

The Sixth Cairo International Women's Film Festival starts on the 16th with flicks filmed by women from around the world screening through the 22nd in Egypt's capital.

November 13, 2013

Halima Poland is one of the celebs dishing out dark secrets on "The Safe" (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT

There's nothing "Safe" about this new show airing in Dubai. Celebrities like Mai Izz El Din, Halima Poland, and Maya Diab dish out deep, dark secrets in a studio constructed to look like a safe.

November 11, 2013

Screenshot from Samer's winning short film "The Runner".
08:57 GMT

Now in possession of $11,000, a sweet new camera, a trip to L.A., and whole bunch of pride, Samer Nsrallah is one happy Syrian filmmaker after beating out the tough competition at the third annual TROPFEST Arabia.

"Though I Know the River Is Dry" won the award for Best Short Film from the Arab World. (Image: Facebook)
07:45 GMT

Creative Egyptian films came on top in various categories at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Well done peeps!

November 10, 2013

Fast & Furious 7 is in town now. (Image: Facebook)
09:25 GMT

Some of regional talent will have their moment in the spotlight of the 7th edition of the action flick Fast & Furious as they team up with Western celebs for shooting in Abu Dhabi.

November 7, 2013

Poster for the horror film set in the UAE (Image: Facebook)
09:56 GMT

Boo! Scary film "Djinn" didn't seem to get any boos from weekend viewers of the horror film set in the UAE.