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New in the movies
Peter Jackson maintains the balance between pleasing the fans and attracting casual viewers in his latest Tolkien adaptation
The Impossible, Killing Them Softly, and Sinister
The Hobbit, Flight, and Vamps
Arbitrage, Red Dawn, and Rise of the Guardians
With the festival coinciding with a growing unrest in the country and opening on the same day as proposed political rallies, CIFF issued several statements before making the decision to postpone the opening ceremony altogether.
Argo, Dredd 3D, and Stolen
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2, The Words, Girl in progress, and Frankenweenie
All films will feature renowned Egyptian, Dutch or Flemish actresses, female producers or directors
Sky Fall, Paranormal Activity 4, and Hotel Transylvania
Looper, The Possession, and Here Comes The Boom
Films were chosen on the basis of their relationship to the Egyptian revolution, liberty, and woman’s rights
A short preview of the new movies in the cinemas this weekend.
Resident Evil: Retribution It would not be our movie preview if we did not get to talk about a sequel. This week’s star is the fifth installment of the Resident Evil series, where viruses turn people into flesh-eating mutants, or something of that ilk. Loosely based on a videogame of yore, a black spandex clad …
The 48 Hour Film Festival is finally coming to Egypt
Luxor to host the first Egyptian and European Film Festival
Cimatheque is a multi-purpose space dedicated to celebrating film and independent filmmakers in Egypt. It is meant to be a dynamic work space for independent filmmakers to collaborate, research and network, aiding the development of their talents.
By Jocelyn Noveck / AP Of her more than 100 films, only seven have been in English. So Catherine Deneuve said she was surprised to win an American film award. But nobody else seemed surprised as Deneuve, an icon of French cinema as well as a global star renowned for her icy beauty, was handed the …
By David Germain / AP Adam Sandler and friends have scored a new high — or low — among voters of the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that presents prizes for the year’s worst movies. Sandler’s “Jack and Jill” managed a Razzies first on Sunday, claiming 10 awards to sweep every single category. Along with the …
By Tom Dale Commissioned by UN Women to make a film about women in Egypt, Hanan Abdalla felt the need to tell a story with “a sense of responsibility to two worlds.” It is most important that such a film would speak accurately to an Egyptian audience, but it must also make sense to a Western …
By Joseph Fahim Apart from Heliopolis, my beloved district that has been the subject of various recent films, no other neighborhood in Cairo is as diverse, complex and utterly fascinating as Downtown. Once the most affluent, most beautiful locality in Egypt, the face of Downtown, like most of the country, has radically changed over time; reflecting …