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Live from the Dubai International Film Festival: Thursday, Dec. 12

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A film festival is one of the few places where you can take a trip around the world in the course of a day, without ever leaving a mall multiplex. ...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Monday, Dec. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How bad can a film-festival day be when you see four movies - and only one of them is terrible? And the best one is the last one of the day? That ...

The 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Life's Better at the Movies

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Give me a film to learn my history, politics and geography any day, over news bulletins, newspapers and professors. I'll admit with pride that I've learned about everything worth knowing from filmmakers.

Best of Venice 70: Cherien Dabis Talks May in the Summer

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Where Amreeka dealt with the Arab-ness of Faour's character as being "the Other," May in the Summer brilliantly shows the challenges of being American, even Arab-American, in the Arab world.

Best of Venice 70: "Miu Miu Women's Tales" - The Door and Le Donne della Vucciria

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Venice Film Festival turned 70 this year, but the atmosphere on the Lido is far from being over-the-hill, more like fashionably casual and über-cool.

May in the Summer: Sundance 2013 Review

Roya Rastegar | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Written and directed by Cherien Dabis, May in the Summer is a disarmingly humorous, sharply observed and deeply affecting story about a Palestinian-American writer, May, who returns to her childhood home in Jordan in preparation for her summertime wedding.

ReThink Interview: Julian Schnabel, Director of Miral (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Schnabel has succeeded in two fields that are notoriously difficult to making a living at: art and film. Now he has taken on a real challenge: making a movie about a Palestinian girl.

Top Ten Greatest Films of 2009

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stanton Peele

It's that time of year again, the time when film critics and aficionados remind you of those great films - most of which you missed. Here are the top 10 movies of 2009.

9/11 Film Review of Amreeka: Drama of the Arab-Christian Experience in America Also Strikes Notes of Heart and Humor

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Amreeka is an artful, moving testimony to the perils of making assumptions about individuals or groups. It is a is a film of impeccable taste that unites instead of divides.