Movie Reviews

October 2, 2013

Screenshot from 'Djinn' (Image: bestmoviesevernews.com)
07:43 GMT

For the first time ever, a major international horror film was shot in the UAE. Tobe Hooper's 'Djinn' is set for its world premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival next month.

Still from one of the short movies shown during the screening. (Image: Facebook)
07:43 GMT

Back for another year is Cairo's 48 Hour Film Project. What is it all about, and how can you enter?

The official poster for 'Winter of Discontent.' (Image: Facebook)
07:30 GMT

The brilliant Egyptian film ‘Winter of Discontent’ enters foreign-language Oscars. Will it go through next to nominations?

October 1, 2013

Ghada Abdel Razek is all smiles that she snagged the leading lady role. (image: Facebook)
08:21 GMT

On the brink of canceling her career, Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek decides to stay in the biz and play the leading role in the TV drama “Shajar Al Durr”, much to the relief of fans.

September 30, 2013

Amr Diab's still smiling, despite the criticism (Image: Facebook)
10:52 GMT

Amr Diab’s new nickname is “flip flop Jan” after fans just don’t get his use of slippers in the new music video ‘Al Leila’ (Tonight).

Duraid Lahham (Image: Sayidaty.net)
09:58 GMT

If it isn't realistic, it isn't impressive. At least that Duraid Lahham's view of Ramadan dramas.

"Bethlehem" wins at Ophir Awards (Image: Facebook)
09:39 GMT

"Bethlehem" film beat odds at Israel's Ophir Awards, winning the top prize, and now will be the country's entry in the foreign language film race for an Academy Award.

September 29, 2013

Black and white Soad Hosny (image: Facebook)
08:47 GMT

Lebanese filmmaker Rania Stephan splices Soad Hosny's black and white work into new fiction film that was featured at The DocuArts film festival recently.

September 26, 2013

"Bethlehem" (Image: Facebook)
12:00 GMT

The newly premiered film about competing Palestinian and Israeli loyalties may lack depth needed to tackle this complex subject.

The actresses working on "Al Wajiha" (Image courtesy of sayidaty.net)
09:30 GMT

Actors are nearly drowning in all the drama of the new television show "Al Wajiha" that leading lady Suad Abdullah says is a game changer for her and her colleague's careers.

Is Kurt Russell coming to town? (Image: YouTube)
07:00 GMT

Looks like Kurt Russell might soon be added to the list of stars shooting into the UAE for the filming of 'Fast & Furious 7'.

September 25, 2013

'Rush' film speeds into Dubai theaters (Image: courtesy of the the-anonymous.com)
12:00 GMT

Ron Howard's rendition of the story surrounding the F1 days of the '70s comes to Dubai screens just as the region gears up for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix later this fall.

The 5th Cairo Video Festival will present a diverse collection of experimental film and video art from around the globe. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

This week, the 5th Cairo Video Festival will present a diverse collection of experimental film and video art from around the globe.

September 19, 2013

Hani Ramzi was hit hard financially (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

No more ‘Tonight with Hani’ and not so good profits for “Tommy and Jimmy” leave Hani Ramzi hoping for better luck next time.

September 17, 2013

Pakistan's hopin' 'Zinda Bhaag' will bring its film industry back to life. (Image: Facebook)
07:58 GMT

As a Saudi Arabian female filmmaker gets the country's first film into the upcoming Acadamy Awards, Pakistan's struggling film industry hopes its submission of 'Zinda Bhaag' (Flee Alive) will bring the revival needed.