A Luxembourg man's obsession with an Algerian woman leads to tragedy in tightly structured European co-production "Arabian Nights," whose underlying theme deals with Westerners' misconceptions of the…
A Damascus man goes a bit too far in rendering a service to a jailed friend in vet director Abdellatif Abdelhamid's clever but overextended comedy "Out of Coverage."
An intermittently engaging tone poem about the surreality of life in wartime Beirut, "Falling From Earth" offers four independent chapters (set in 2008, 1990, 1982 and 1975) that don't add up to a…
"From the producers who saw 'Shrek'," proclaim the posters for "Donkey Xote," which imports almost wholesale the grinning green ogre's donkey and pic's inventive visuals, but forgot to include any of…
An upscale reformed prostitute finds love in the arms of a whirling dervish in the deeply misogynistic "Seventh Heaven," by helmer Saad Hendawy ("State of Love").
Inspired by the accidental killing of a suspect following the July 2005 transport bombings in London, veteran helmer Jag Mundhra's "Shoot on Sight" is a disappointingly stilted melodrama masquerading…
A refreshingly femme-centric look at the struggles of women in contempo Egypt.
In a crowded pre-Christmas frame, Disney's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" uncovered $16.6 million in box office gold on Friday while Will Smith's "I Am Legend" fell to the number two spot with…
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" signals a trend that leaves Hollywood worried as 2007 rings out: A number of pics touting the biggest stars couldn't find their groove.
Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" is an almost perfect example of a cultural divide.
The weak dollar may be stressing out overseas travelers, but it helped Hollywood pics hit home runs this year. Also helping were several sturdy tentpoles and a selection of mid-range pics that gained…