‘Beirut’ trailer: is this another ‘Homeland’ incident?

In 2012, acclaimed American T.V. show Homeland depicted Lebanon’s vibrant Hamra area (pictured) as war-torn with terrorists and militants running around, destruction everywhere, and bombings and killing happening around every corner. The incident fueled a campaign against the show and the Lebanese government went as far as trying to take legal action against the producers of… Read More ‘Beirut’ trailer: is this another ‘Homeland’ incident?

Oscars 2018: does Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ have a chance?

On December 15, The Academy announced the nine films shortlisted for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. To the delight of all of us here in Lebanon, Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult made it to the list. And as varied as the predictions have since been, things are getting clearer and clearer with each precursor… Read More Oscars 2018: does Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ have a chance?

‘The Disaster Artist’: James Franco pays tribute to the worst film ever made

How does one begin to define success? What does it mean to be successful? If there are any questions that The Disaster Artist brings up, it is those. Directed by and starring James Franco, The Disaster Artist — based on a memoir of the same name by Greg Sestero — recounts the making of what… Read More ‘The Disaster Artist’: James Franco pays tribute to the worst film ever made

2018 Golden Globe Film Award Winners (Complete List)

The 75th Golden Globe Awards took place on January 7, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton where the HFPA honoured achievements in film and television from 2017. The theme of the night was unsurprisingly the ongoing struggle of women against sexual harassment and abuse. With movements like #MeToo and the move towards freeing the industry of… Read More 2018 Golden Globe Film Award Winners (Complete List)