Guess Who Topped Google’s List of Top Trending TV Shows in Ramadan 2017

Guess Who Topped Google’s List of Top Trending TV Shows in Ramadan 2017

Ramadan is the real life version of the Arab world’s Hunger Games, and not just beacuse we are literally fasting, but also because its the time for a blood – bath feud between for TV shows, TV series and advertisements.   And, in case the situation was not already saturated with competition, Google has just […]

Fat-Shaming Shaimaa Seif in ‘La La Land’ Is Not Funny AT ALL

Fat-Shaming Shaimaa Seif in ‘La La Land’ Is Not Funny AT ALL

  20 years ago, when I used to watch Alaa Wali ElDin and Ismail Yassin being made fun of in movies, I never noticed anything odd about it; it was just a joke. A simple depiction of what people say in real life. The lines were clever, smart and funny, so I laughed. It never […]

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

I had a compelling desire to write this review after seeing the movies just mentioned in the title. Not just because both of them are critically acclaimed, but because they’re making movie lovers brave the cold and head towards the multiplexes. I am happy to see people expressing interest and enthusiasm for serious movies after […]

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

La La Land, an original film starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, just made Golden Globes history.     The throwback musical earned seven Golden Globes, which is the most awards for a single movie ever. The film swept all of its nominated categories (Best Motion Pictures – Musical or […]

What Arab Men Can Learn from Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes Speech

What Arab Men Can Learn from Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes Speech

by Menna Abu-Zahra

  As you probably already know, Ryan Gosling just snatched the Best Actor in a Comedy Award at the 2017 Golden Globes. While this came as no surprise to anyone, because, hello have you watched La La Land. What was surprising though, and more importantly very touching was his speech.     After addressing his […]