10 Indie Movies by Arab Directors That You Seriously Need to Watch

10 Indie Movies by Arab Directors That You Seriously Need to Watch

by Marwa Khalifa

It’s the weekend, AKA you don’t have plans, you’re staying in and you want something new to watch. In this listicle, I’ve compiled a list of movies by talented Arab creatives that you seriously need to watch, like, ASAP.     Theeb     Theeb, or wolf in English, is a movie by British-Jordanian director […]

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor/director Forest Whitaker is going to be feted at El Gouna Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award. Whitaker, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, in “The Last King of Scotland,” was praised by the El Gouna’s artistic director, Intishal Al Timimi, for playing roles with “significant social and human dimensions.” […]

Egyptian Team Leader Wins International Prestigious ‘ELITE’ Award

Egyptian Team Leader Wins International Prestigious ‘ELITE’ Award

  Young Egyptians have been proving lately that they’re quite the title hunters in the international arena; not only as sportsmen but also as employees and team leaders.   Ahmed Haggag, a team leader at the Nile Ritz-Carlton, is a live evidence that supports this claim. It has been announced that Haggag has won the […]

The Nile Hilton Incident: The Egyptian Movie Everyone Is Talking About

The Nile Hilton Incident: The Egyptian Movie Everyone Is Talking About

  A cinephile like myself is always proud when an Egyptian movie makes waves internationally; and that is exactly what Egyptian director Tarik Saleh’s new movie is doing. The Nile Hilton Incident received very positive reviews from leading film magazines — such as Variety and Hollywood Reporter — for all the right reasons.     Earlier this year, the movie […]

Egyptian Designer Temraza Nominated for Best Female Couture Designer at NYFW

Egyptian Designer Temraza Nominated for Best Female Couture Designer at NYFW

Via Temraza   Egyptian designer, Temraza, is at it again. From dressing up celebrities at the SAG Awards to the Oscars, Temraza now is heading for New York Fashion Week (NYFW)…and she’s not doing it alone.     The Best Female Couture Designer will showcase “The Executive,” her latest collection at NYFW on the 12th […]

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

  The legendary Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, and her speech shook the world. What started as a plea to accept and embrace the diversity of a multicultural Hollywood, ended as a direct slam to what Streep referred to as Donald Trump’s performance.   Streep described how it broke […]

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

  A wise woman by the name of Meryl Streep just said, “America right now consists of Hollywood, foreigners and the press.” You got that right!   While Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled us with joy when they snatched their statues for La La Land, several Arabs, or some that are of Arab descent, have made […]

Dubai Airport Wins “Best Employer Brand” at LinkedIn Talent Awards

Dubai Airport Wins “Best Employer Brand” at LinkedIn Talent Awards

  Dubai Airports has been named the “Best Employer Brand” at the annual LinkedIn Talent Awards, celebrating the success of LinkedIn customers across the MENA region. The award ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jumeirah, where the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Shamma Al Mazrui, was also present.   Held for the […]

For the Record: The Best Moments of the 58th Grammys

For the Record: The Best Moments of the 58th Grammys

This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony took place last week, and as always, it was full of incredible performances, beautiful red carpet looks and touching tributes. Here are our favorite moments from each:       The Winners   Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars‘s “Uptown Funk” was unsurprisingly one of the big winners of the night, […]

#Oscars2016: Arabic Film ‘Theeb’ Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

#Oscars2016: Arabic Film ‘Theeb’ Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

Theeb, an adventure film about a young Bedouin boy set in 1916, has been nominated for a 2016 Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Directed by Jordanian Naji Abu Nowar, the film was selected, along with four international projects from Denmark, Hungary, France and Columbia, out of 82 films originally submitted to the Oscars’ foreign […]