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Movie Review: Samba -- Touching Human Tale

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When the subject is immigration, outrage tends to outshout empathy. There's a lot of fear but not a lot of humanity. Which is why Samba is a film that could make a difference.

Nadine Labaki on Life, Freedom and Cinema's True Power, in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is one film that changed my life, it's Nadine Labaki's Caramel. It is the kind of movie I can watch again and again, and still find hidden within it new gems of wisdom and insights.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Khaled Abol Naga, The Sleeping Tree from Bahrain and Santa Claus

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The film is entertaining, funny, cute and having Egyptian legend Lebleba introduce the screening playing "Mama Noel," complete with red and white jacket and hat, was both surreal and cool.

'The Past' Is A Soaring Follow-Up To 'The Separation'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.17.2013 | Entertainment

Asghar Farhadi's domestic drama "The Past" follows his exceptional, Oscar-winning "A Separation" and his very fine "About Elly." Farhadi is a hugely t...

Cannes Favorites Return To Festival

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — The magic and glamour of Cannes can be hard to spot on a day when rain is lashing the palm trees, roiling the gray Mediterranea...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No two film festivals are alike -- and those of us who attend them professionally tend to judge them by different standards than the average festival-goers.

Jean Jacques Annaud's Black Gold: A Momentous Step in the Right Direction

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Black Gold is based on the 1957 book South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia by travel enthusiast and sometime race car driver Hans Ruesch, who was born in Naples of Swiss parents.

Movie review: A Prophet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies provide a light snack - and some provide a banquet, a feast of ideas, sensations and images that pull you into a world you never could (an...

Cannes Favorite: Jacques Audiard's "The Prophet"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Your film has no message," I said to Jacques Audiard after the screening. "It is refreshingly free."