Movie Reviews

July 24, 2014

A still from "Theeb." (Image: Facebook)
12:31 GMT

Theeb, a Jordanian feature film, has been selected for the Orizzonti Competition section of the Venice International Film Festival.

July 23, 2014

"Women's Prison" has given viewers a real insight into the lives of prisoners in the infamous Qanater Prison. (Image: Al Ahram)
09:02 GMT

The series created by the team behind last Ramadan's critically acclaimed Zaat invites audiences into the lives of female prisoners and wardresses in the infamous Qanater Prison.

July 20, 2014

A Hologram for the King is set to premiere in November 2015. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:44 GMT

'A Hologram for the King', a film by German director Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks, will showcase Hurghada's underwater reefs.

July 16, 2014

Alwiya A Thani, has been awarded gold in the Narrative Short category at this year’s International Independent Film Awards for her short film, ‘Faith in Love’. (Image: Image Nation)
08:17 GMT

Emirati female filmmakers are on the rise, and this year one "independent" woman won the Narrative Short category at this year’s International Independent Film Awards.

July 13, 2014

Factory Girl is one of the films to feature at the 2014 Arab Film Festival this summer. (Image: Facebook)
15:11 GMT

Films from Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan, including Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, will be screened at the Riverside Theatres in Sydney, Australia, this August as part of the 2014 Arab Film Festival.

July 10, 2014

Still from the trailer of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' (Image: YouTube still)
08:32 GMT

The biblical drama depicting Moses' departure from Egypt is set to hit US cinemas in December.

July 9, 2014

Hassan Al Raddad holding up in the hospital after breaking his leg. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

After breaking his leg recently, Hassan Al Raddad made a TV appearance on the show "Laylah" hosted by Samer Yousri.

July 8, 2014

Factory Girl by the Egyptian director Mohamed Khan opened the MedFilm Festival in Rome on Friday in the director's presence. (Image: Facebook)
08:15 GMT

The 20th MedFilm Festival opened on Friday in Rome with Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, one of several Egyptian films to be screened until 11 July.

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!