Arts cabler Ovation and Time Warner Cable have reached a new carriage agreement, ten months after TW Cable dropped the niche outlet. Ovation bent over backwards to secure renewed carriage on TW Cable…
Pop star Rihanna has confirmed an Oct. 22 concert in Tel Aviv, a decision that has delighted her legions of Israeli fans but angered proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a…
Merzak Allouache, Variety's Middle East Filmmaker of the Year, is the cinematic face of Algeria, the most recognizable son of that nation's film industry and an establishment gadfly ever since his…
Warner Bros. financial partners Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow were among a number of potential backers who decided they didn't want to board Alfonso Cuaron's 3D space odyssey "Gravity."…
With all the political upheavals in the Middle East, film festivals in the Gulf are becoming Arab cinema's main driver.
Saudi Arabia, a country that still forbids its women citizens to drive, has submitted its first-ever feature film for Academy Award consideration: "Wadjda," a critically acclaimed triumph from female…
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenergger team up in this likably lunkheaded prison-break actioner.
Slow-moving, digressive and implausible, Kim Dong-hyun's eight-course family melodrama has too many trimmings and no real main course.
While filmmaking is a rather new narrative form in the Persian Gulf, a generation of directors is emerging in the Middle East that is revitalizing documentaries.
Fronted by two standout performances, Aaron Fernandez's infectiously engrossing drama brims with unstated longing and superb character development.
Winning performances by a number of fresh-faced newcomers is almost but not quite enough to recommend "The Secret Lives of Dorks," a fitfully amusing, more often shrill and overstated teen comedy…