Movie Reviews

October 8, 2013

Two movie posters for some the Arabian additions to this year's DIFF
09:20 GMT

The recently announced Arabian Nights segment of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has a unique programme that "looks and feels very different from past editions."

Still from 'Aita', one of the films Genini presented in Berlin. (Image: Facebook)
08:11 GMT

Long time filmmaker Izza Genini hit up the Doc.Arts Festival in Berlin to give Europeans a taste of Moroccan musical traditions by presenting three of her 1980s documentaries.

October 7, 2013

Wafaa Amer denies drama circulating her and her production company. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT

No 'Gentle Revenge' needed because all the drama has been reserved for the cameras. Wafaa Amer denies she pulled out her claws to ensure her sis made it into the spotlight next to her.

October 3, 2013

Jenny Asper goes down the wrong path in her newest film (Image: Facebook)
08:41 GMT

A girl raised in an orphanage and coerced into a life of money laundering is the premise for the character played by Jenny Asper in the upcoming drama ‘Khawatim’ (Rings).

Le Passé movie poster (Image: Facebook)
07:59 GMT

Is 'Le Passé' French or Iranian, question some after the film was submitted for Oscars consideration as an Iranian piece.

Marwa Mohammad lookin' fab as she heads to her VIP party (Image courtesy of Hia magazine)
05:00 GMT

Looks like Saudi actress Marwa Mohammad is making it big time with her latest flick ‘Sada’ (Echo) in the Moroccan Arabic film festival.

October 2, 2013

Kinda Alloush will be on the judging committee for the 29th round of the Alexandria Film Festival. (Image: Elbashayer)
10:04 GMT

Kinda Alloush is not only a brilliant actress, she's a great judge too. The starlet will be on the judging committee of the 29th Alexandria Film Festival.

Screenshot from 'Djinn' (Image:
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:
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.