Movie Reviews

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
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)
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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
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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)
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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)
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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.

The festival's logo.
05:00 GMT

The region's films represented at the 19th edition of the International Auteur Cinema Film Festival in Rabat will include Ibrahim El Batout's 'Winter of Discontent' and Nadine Khan's 'Chaos and Disorder'.

September 16, 2013

Mansour's character for whom the film is also titled, 'Wadjda', wants a bicycle. (Image: Facebook)
08:18 GMT

Bold female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour, steps out to break stereotypes and intolerance in her homeland of Saudi Arabia as she is now in the Oscar race.

September 12, 2013

Haifa and Hassan team up in a troubled romance with "Mawlid Wa Sahbo Ghayeb".
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It won’t be long ‘til we’ll be back in the drama surrounding the tumultuous love affair played by actors Hassan Al Raddad and Haifa Wehbe.

September 11, 2013

Starring alongside hott actress Huriyah Farghali helped make filming fun for Hassan Al Raddad (Image: Facebook)
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Everybody’s lovin’ Egyptian actor Hassan Al Raddad’s latest, greatest flick in cinema where he plays three different characters and wears as many wigs!

"Rags and Tatters" film about Egypt makes the big time at Toronto International Film Festival (Image: Snapshot of film)
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Fiction meets documentary in the new film “Rags and Tatters” about recent events in Cairo. The new film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

September 10, 2013

Director Amir Ramses spent three years researching and shooting his film. (Image: Facebook)
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The Malmo Arab Film Festival proved a huge success for Egyptian films in its third round this Sunday.

September 9, 2013

Karim Abdel Aziz determined to be in a big drama (Image: Facebook)
08:42 GMT

He might’ve been a big hit in Ramadans past, but this year Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz’s Holy month fame was limited to just a major ad campaign. The determined star is hoping the early bird gets the worm as he’s already setting his sights on a leading role for next year.

“Ladder to Damascus” tells the story of Ghalia (Najla El Wa’za) (Image: Facebook)
08:16 GMT

The latest feature of Syrian filmmaker Mohamad Malas has made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, but it's no documentary or typical production arising from the Arab Spring.