Movie Reviews

July 1, 2014

He's still smiling, but Amro Waked wants you to help by watching the show. (Image: Facebook)
15:59 GMT

The recent political remarks made by Egyptian actor Amro Waked, which many had opposed, have negatively impacted his latest television drama “Ahil Iskandaria” (the People of Alexandria).

Bassem Kousa stars in the Syrian drama "Pack Your Bags". (Image courtesy of Daily Star Lebanon)
15:13 GMT

As can be expected, Syria’s once-proud television drama and comedy industry continues to decline. This season, the few shows that exist are not as well done as years before the crisis began.

Ramadan has begun and so has the intense TV show watching!
05:04 GMT

Muslims might be fasting and all that jazz, but some deem the Ramadan dramas promote decadence instead.

June 30, 2014

The series “Saraya Al-Abdeen" costs makers a lot of dough as well. (Image courtesy of MBC Misr)
11:00 GMT

"His Excellency" cost the most money of any Egyptian drama to make this Ramadan, but it's getting high viewership as well.

June 23, 2014

Still from Aida El Kashef's "A Tin Tale".
17:42 GMT

Aida El-Kashef’s 2011 short film 'Hadouta Men Safeeh' (A Tin Tale) was restricted from screening at Zawya, but the program's curator managed away around it.

Still from Omar Zohairy's 'The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375.' (Image: Al Ahram)
12:53 GMT

Egyptian film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375, which explores fear, was named best student short film at the now 20-year-old Palm Springs International ShortFest.

Well, hello, Elissa....How's that fan following going for ya? (Image: Facebook)
06:51 GMT

"If" the youtube preview is any indicator of what's to come, Elissa holy month show will be a raging success!

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: NYTimes.com)
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.