Movie Reviews

November 20, 2014

Still from Melbourne winner of the Golden Pyramid award for Best film at the Cairo International Film Festival. (Image: Al Ahram)
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The 36th Cairo film festival featured two Iranian films, a documentary on censorship in Iran and a Moroccan tribute to Iranian cinema. Through them, audiences sampled the challenges facing filmmakers in the Islamic republic.

November 17, 2014

The official poster for the Cultural Resistence Festival in Lebanon. (Image: Lebanontraveler.com)
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Lebanon’s General Security has banned theaters from screening the Iranian film "The Silent Majority Speaks."

The CIFF runs from 10-20 November. (Image: Medafricatimes.com)
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Ahram Online looks at four films screened during the Cairo Intl Film Festival - Dancing with Maria, Los Hongos, Magic Arena and Red, Blue, Yellow - as different takes on the artists' lives and practice.

November 15, 2014

Part of the film poster for the documentary "We Are the Giant".
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Greg Barker gives a look at life in Libya, Syria, and Bahrain in the wake of the Arab Spring in his documentary "We Are the Giant".

November 13, 2014

Ruby's husband and Zeina are most likely collaborating together on the new film The Big Night. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian actress Zeina has been offered a tempting role in Ruby's husband's new film The Big Night!

November 12, 2014

Exciting times: Mervat has just completed filming her new movie Cairo Timing in Egypt! (Image: Facebook)
11:07 GMT

Egyptian actors Noor al Sharif and Mervat Amin are back together after 15 years of absence!

November 10, 2014

"Long Night" and "Bus 321" will be featured in "Gulf Voices".
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The 11th edition of DIFF is coming next month and will feature the best the region has to offer in the "Gulf Voices" program.

November 9, 2014

One of the CIA's "reel vs real" tweets on Friday. (Image: Twitter)
10:02 GMT

The CIA took to Twitter on Friday to correct plot points of the movie Argo in a "reel vs. real" series of tweets.

November 8, 2014

This year, the Panorama will screen 38 films from 25 countries over ten days. (Image: Al Ahram)
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Seventh Panorama of the European Film, which runs between 19 and 28 November, unveils full programme and details.

November 6, 2014

(Still from "Om Amira" courtesy of Al Ahram)
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BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival, which took place in London October 31-November 3 names "Om Amira" (“Amria’s Mother”) Best Documentary.

November 5, 2014

Some of this year's diverse Arab Idol contestants. (Image: Facebook)
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Check out how many countries are represented in season three of the hit talent show, Arab Idol.

November 3, 2014

Look! There's the UAE desert! (Image: screenshot from Furious 7 trailer)
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Check out the UAE capital in the video clip for "Furious 7".

Filmed in part in Wadi Rum, "Theeb" made it big at ADFF. (Image: Facebook)
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Already having screened at festivals in Europe and North America, the Jordanian feature "Theeb" won more accolades over the weekend at ADFF.

October 30, 2014

Movie on top: The Island 2 was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
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Every film makers nightmare has come true for producers of "Al Jazeera 2". The Egyptian box office hit has been pirated.

Theeb hanging out in the Jordanian desert (Photos courtesy of ADFF).
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"Theeb" is like "Lawrence of Arabia", buuut without the Lawrence.