Artificiality clings to Giuseppe Tornatore's English-lingo mystery, hampered by an Italian-to-English script translation that may be precise, but lacks naturalism.
Offshore auds may be put off by the Egyptian meller stylings, but Hala Khalil's pointed drama about a maid working for Mubarak cronies offers sharp-edged critique.
Sebastian Brahm's compassionate script grants his characters and his audience a refreshing maturity in this intimate woman-focused drama.
Emmanuel Finkiel incisively builds his lead characters, subtly developing relationships along with alienation, resentment, and racism to paint a picture of an average Joe whose weaknesses are…
Fares Naanaa's debut could be one of the few Tunisian titles capable of overcoming the art house blind spot for the region, thanks to a profound empathy for its grieving protags that transcends…
The 12th Dubai International Film Festival started to wind down on Wednesday, with a low-key afternoon awards ceremony which saw Tunisian distaff helmer Leyla Bouzid taking home the Muhr best fiction…
A counterbalance to the disturbingly negative depiction of Muslims in the West, "Bilal" pushes the religion's principles of social justice, though also accentuates its warrior origins.
Tunisian helmer Leyla Bouzid premiered her debut feature "As I Open My Eyes" at the Venice Film Festival, where it picked up the first of many subsequent awards on its travels through Toronto…
Alberto Caviglia's mockumentary is an audaciously hilarious, at times shockingly biting satire on anti-Semitism that uses exaggeration to maximum effect.
Two of the Arab world's longest-running film festivals concluded their 2015 editions in the last couple of weeks, both valiantly trying to offset safety concerns with full programs of screenings and…
A two-bit criminal loser stumbles upon his powers Toxic Avenger style and learns to care about humanity thanks to a traumatized woman convinced he's the Japanese manga character Steel Jeeg.