Sep 03, 2012
The world premiere of the film Wadjda demonstrates Saudi Arabia is finally opening up. The female director of the movie, Haifaa Al Mansour, talks about the future of cinema in the Kingdom. Read Article Saudi film screens in Venice as the Kingdom opens up
Mar 22, 2012
Choosing to focus on films that have a more raw and realistic edge, the American director Ric Roman Waugh hopes Snitch will push audiences to revaluate their own lives.
Read Article Snitch: extraordinary action in an ordinary life
Mar 18, 2012
The Avatar director wants to be the third person to go 11km down the world's deepest hole. Read Article James Cameron launches mission to the bottom of the Mariana Trench
Feb 23, 2012
Whatever happened to the expansive, life-spanning biopic? Today we see a trend for smaller, self-contained snapshots of specific moments in a life.
Read Article First Thatcher, now Diana - UK women in the vanguard of new-look biopics
Thanks to Hammer Film, Daniel Radcliffe's latest role finds him in an altogether more terrifying setting than he is used to in a movie arriving in UAE cinemas on Thursday.
Read Article Hammer back from the dead and proving it means creepy business
Feb 21, 2012
The Almeida's production of Lorca's final play relocates from Andalusia to modern-day rural Iran, but the creeping claustrophobia of the original finds itself quite at home. Read Article Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba works well in Iranian setting
On stage at Ductac, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai are the UK-based theatre groups, 1927 Theatre Company and Shakespeare 4 Kidz.
Read Article Touring theatre companies bring experimental and classic drama to UAE
Feb 13, 2012
At the Berlin Film Festival, we talk to the British filmmaker of The Reluctant Revolutionary, a documentary on anti-government demonstrations in Yemen.
Read Article Springtime at the Berlinale: Yemen documentary stirs film festival
Feb 07, 2012
A report from the ongoing Mumbai International Film Festival of documentaries, animation and short films. Read Article Mike Pandey welcomes digital opportunities for documentary-makers
Jan 23, 2012
The director Renny Harlin and star Andy Garcia talk about art imitating life in their new film on Georgia's 2008 war with Russia. Read Article Playing with crossfire: Renny Harlin on making 5 Days of War
Jan 19, 2012
The film leaps into action with a loud and violent bang. Wahlberg goes at it with guns blazing. Read Article Contraband
It may be best to leave the little ones at home and enjoy this little movie for yourself. Read Article A Monster in Paris
Post-apocalyptic Cossack horsemen and an eccentric scientist who makes his own Ghostbusters-style blaster weapons bode well for an epic final battle. Read Article The Darkest Hour 3D
Star Trek's technological feats are ahead of the times - dreamt up almost half a century ago, much of its technology is today a reality. Can’t you beam me up, Scotty?
Action from Malmo and last night's Eurovision Song Contest. In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
By the end of this century, more than half of the world's 7,000 languages could have vanished, according to National Geographic's Disappearing Languages project. Could Arabic be one of them? Alarm bells over future of Arabic
Following the 1948 war, Israeli librarians rushed to collect 30,000 mostly Arabic books from the houses of Jerusalem's prominent Palestinian families. Palestinian activists sue Israel for the return of 6,000 books
Istanbul's famous mosque tries to strike balance between religion and tourism money by providing tourists with coverings. Thomas Seibert reports Turkey tightens Blue Mosque dress code
Dropping out of the top tier could be more of a help than a hurt, comments Paul Radley. Step backward may help UAE rugby move forward
The dialect of the mountain tribes in Ras Al Khaimah is a living example of the history of the Arabic language's evolution in the region.
Produced by Paul O Driscoll Video: Talking Shehhi – a dialect from RAK's mountain tribes
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