A 5-Minute Standing Ovation for “The Insult” at Venice’74

Ziad Doueiri's "The Insult" was showing at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and received an honorable 5-minute standing ovation from the public. The movie made its debut at the Venice film festival last week and the results should be announced on September 9. Lebanese Director Doueiri co-wrote the script of "The Insult" with his wife Joelle Touma. It's the fourth joint project between the two and "the fact that both came from families with deep…

Movie Review: “The Insult” by Ziad Doueiri

The Insult is about a verbal dispute between Toni Hanna , a Lebanese Christian mechanic and survivor of the 1976 Damour Massacre and Yasser , a Palestinian refugee living in camps and working as a foreman in Toni's neighborhood. The dispute quickly turns into a confrontation between the two men when Yasser punches Tony Hard over nasty anti-Palestinian talks and soon escalates into a nationwide crisis and a highly publicized trial that reflects the deep…

MTV Bashed over Their Tripoli Mina Report

8 months ago
I have no idea what gives MTV Lebanon the right to issue a warning to all Lebanese to avoid going to a specific area and spreading misleading information all over its social media networks. A ...

First Sneak Peek Visit at Grand Cinemas ABC Verdun!

9 months ago
No modern super-mall would be complete without a cineplex to match. That’s why I was excited when Grand Cinemas invited me to check out their newest branch, in the newly opened ABC Verdun few days ...

Ziad Doueiri’s Latest Movie: The Insult

9 months ago
Nineteen years after directing the awarding winning “West Beirut” movie, Lebanese-born cinematographer and film director Ziad Doueiri is back with another Lebanese Civil war movie entitled “The Insult” starring Adel Karam , Rita Hayek , ...
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Movie Review: Dunkirk Review [2017]

9 months ago
“Dunkirk” is labeled as a war film but it’s very different from every war film I’ve seen in the past decade. There’s barely any dialogue, no emotions, no flashbacks, no character backstories, no war rooms ...

iflix Launches in #Lebanon

9 months ago
The Asian-based video-on-demand service iflix has officially launched in Beirut last week and Lebanese users can already sign-up for a 30-day trial. For those of you who are not familiar with the service, Iflix was ...

How to Catch up on Game of Thrones if You Missed Out

9 months ago
The long-anticipated season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones aired on July 17th and we’re off a to very powerful start of the season (Spoiler alert: A long-awaited reunion took place yesterday!). Just to give ...

Game of Thrones Song: Awesome Oriental Version by Iyam El Lira

10 months ago
Iyam el Lira is a Lebanese band formed by young talented musicians whose mission is to reach out to new generations and remind them of the good old songs by adding a special twist to ...

The Story Behind Lebanon’s Harley Davidson Club: When Fighters Became Bikers

11 months ago
I just finished watching Al Jazeera’s 47-minute long report on Lebanon’s Harley-Davidson Club, and how it was founded by four bikers who all used to fight on different sides in the Lebanese civil war. George ...