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The Attack

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

The Attack

Francis Levy | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

One of the most interesting things about Ziad Doueiri's The Attack is the retrospection. The film is based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra and the many ...

What The Guardian Left Out: Six Arab Films That Cannot Be Missed

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

As someone who believes, perhaps misguidedly but never quietly, in the healing power of cinema and the ability of filmmakers to help bridge the divide, I could not imagine any list of Arab cinema that does not include these six modern masters.

Interview: Ziad Doueiri Talks About The Attack

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra, the film took Doueiri six years to bring to the screen, much of it spent trying to adapt the novel with collaborator Joelle Touma, his wife, and an almost equal period trying to find the money to film in Israel and Palestinian territories.

Movie Review: The Attack

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one, it is said, knows what goes on in someone else's marriage. Even more to the point, no one can know what's going on in another person's head.Those notions are among many at the crux of Ziad Doueiri's haunting, provocative The Attack.

Popcorn Preview: The Attack

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Attack (L'attentat) (2012) Cast includes: Ali Suliman (Body of Lies), Reymond Amsalem (Rendition), Dvir Benedek (A Matter of Size), Uri Gavr...

For a Good Time in Los Angeles, COL COA!

Carine Fabius | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Carine Fabius

On the same sad day, where the city of Boston fell victim to extreme violence, it is fitting that the first film I got to see was titled The Attack (L'Attentat in French), based on the international best-seller by Yasmina Khadra.

The 9th Dubai International Film Festival: Celebrities, Galas and Magnificent Films

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

With some great ball gowns packed already -- one thing DIFF does not do is casual! -- a thirst for discovering new favorites and watching once again a few films near and dear to my heart, I look forward to the 9th Dubai International Film Festival.

From the Headlines: A Procrastinator's Guide to Toronto International Film Fest

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Toronto International Film Festival is the perfect programming blend of independent projects and big studio films, master filmmakers and some recently discovered greats, short films with heft and long movies with a light heart.

In Honor of The Annapolis, Md. Middle East Peace Talks: A Short Viewing/Reading List

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paige Donner

The Sirens of Baghdad I read in one sitting. I could not put this book down. It is not harsh in a way that watching images of war on CNN are harsh. But it is painful in a way that impels you to ask, But wait! Aren't we all human?