“Submarine” by Mounia Akl Censored in Lebanon

Here's another silly act of censorship by the Lebanese authorities. Submarine, a movie by Mounia Akl, that tells the story of a Beirut that is still dealing with a trash crisis is apparently being censored in Lebanon. The reason why the movie won't be screening is not clear but Akl is saying it could be related to the garbage scenes and Beirut being portrayed negatively. The funny/sad part is that "Submarine" is being praised abroad,…

Who’s Organizing These Visits to Lebanese Drug Lords?

Benjamin Zand visited one of Lebanon's biggest drug lords and shared his experience in a 17 minute long documentary. Unfortunately, these visits to drug lords have become a trend in the past few years and a reminder of the state of lawlessness that we live in. Noo7 Zaaiter is giving interviews on all local TVs and now this old man in the BBC video is showing off his Bazookas and armed militiamen. Maybe it's about…
Fun

Movie Review: Logan [2017]

4 months ago
Finally an X-men movie done right! Logan is easily the best Wolferine film and probably the best X-men film as well. We can’t tell which part of the X-Men series “Logan” follows but we don’t ...
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Movie Review: Kong Skull Island [2017]

4 months ago
If you’ve seen the Kong Skull Island trailer, you probably felt it was awesomely brutal and action-packed. Well, wait till you see the entire movie… I went to the special screening of Kong Skull Island ...
Fun

Movie Review: Fist Fight [2017]

5 months ago
Is there any student who wouldn’t want to see their school or university teachers get into a fight in the parking lot at the last day of school? “Fist Fight” is about two teachers who ...
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A Documentary on The Lebanese Jewish Diaspora

5 months ago
The number of Jews still living in Lebanon is estimated to be less than 200 according to this 2012 article. The majority fled the country due to political instability and a feeling of insecurity as ...
Lebanon

Financial Times Take on LBC’s “Take Me Out” (Na2ashet) Show

5 months ago
It’s pretty surprising to find an article on FT.com on LBCI’s controversial show “Take me out” but it’s a good take on the show and a polite bashing of the conservatives and bigots who want ...
Baladi

TeleLiban Host Dalia Freyfer Breaks Guinness Record For Longest Live TV Show

5 months ago
Dalia Freifer officially broke today the Guinness World Record for the longest Live TV Broadcast when she interviewed 91 guests from Saturday morning (8:00 AM) till Sunday morning. She received the certificate for the 12-hour ...
Critiques

7 Reasons Why “Lahon W Bass” is The Best Comedy Talk Show Right Now

6 months ago
I’ve watched most of the episodes of Adel Karam’s “Hayda Haki” and Hisham Haddad’s “Lahonwbas” this season and I don’t think we need ratings to figure out who’s doing better. Funnily enough, I never liked ...
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A Random “Amir el Leil” Question

6 months ago
I did try a couple of times to watch Amir el Leil but just like all Lebanese TV series, I didn’t last longer than 10 minutes (Blame it on Rami Ayyache’s lousy acting this time). ...
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