January 23, 2014
"Excuse My French" and "Family Secrets" opened in theatres across Egypt this week, chartering taboo territories of subjects like religious discrimination and homosexuality. Oops, we said it!
The brilliant film "A Human Being" won the top prize at the Arab Mobile Film Festival in Amsterdam.
January 22, 2014
Fans will get to feast their eyes on the drama encircling Yahia Al Fakharani's character in the drama "Surprise" every day of Ramadan this year.
January 21, 2014
Egyptian starlet Ola Ghanem has laid her yes on the table to star in the new film ""Romeo Al Sayidah" (The Lady's Romeo) as a corruption-unveiling doctor.
January 20, 2014
Playing a newlywed with Ghada Adel in “Ayzeen Nitjawaz” (We Want to Get Married), Mohammad Hunaidi's newest project is not a total replica of Hind Sabri's “Ayez Atjawaz” (I Want to Get Married) a few year's back, despite the similarity of their titles.
"The Square" is a film about the Egyptian Revolution and what the Egyptian people have been doing since 2011. This is a review of the 2013 production.
January 19, 2014
The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.
UAE peeps still get fraudulent cold calls like those on "The Wolf of Wall Street", but this film does little to empathize with the unfortunate folks whose life savings were dissipated. Of course, if you've watched the film in a cinema over here, the plot is rendered incomprehensible anyway!
Palestinian thriller "Omar", Egyptian documentary "The Square", and Yemeni short "Karama Has No Walls" have made their way into the same league of Oscar hopefuls American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.
January 18, 2014
Has the Saudi film Wadjda received universal acclaim because it is an exceptional work of art? Or does it have more to do with the fact that this is the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and directed by a Saudi woman?
January 15, 2014
Premiering in Egypt at the Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival next week, Mohamed Khan's award-winning film takes center stage.
January 14, 2014
Filming will begin next month for the tantalizing upcoming drama "Newlyweds" in hopes it will be ready for airing by the Ramadan marathon later this year.
January 13, 2014
Let's hope the peeps in Egypt can view the exciting Netflix release of "The Square" as it begins streaming on January 17.
Censored to the max, the Leonardo DiCaprio flick "The Wolf of Wall Street" isn't even worth watching in UAE cinemas as editors sliced and diced down an entire 45 minutes from the blockbuster.
Fabulously wealthy millionaire falls for singer half his age sounds like the making of a torrid love romance to us (especially when played by such a dynamic duo)!