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Tarzan and Arab Come to Austin
The Gaza film makers see their first film in the perfect cinema
"...Abu Nasser – now known internationally as Tarzan and Arab – are deep in interviews. In the kitchen, Alamo..."

Oct. 30, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Arab Star
Texas journalist Aziz Shihab on Does the Land Remember Me?: A Memoir of Palestine
" the founding editor of independent Dallas newspaper The Arab Star, which he closed after 10 years in 2004..."

July 20, 2007 Books Feature by Michael King

A Journey Through Austin’s Knafeh Offerings With My Arab Father
A taste of home, connection, and knafeh
"...Baklava House (10205 N. Lamar #135, The only Arabic sweets shop in Austin, Baklava House is a nod..."

June 10, 2022 Food Feature by Yasmin Diallo Turk

How the Entire Arab World Thinks
"...I think we can all agree that the entire Arab world hates George W. Bush. However, the real reason..."

June 17, 2004 Postmarks

A Lesson in Bilingual Education
Middle East biliginual education group breaks new ground
"...Israeli educators, representing one of the few groups teaching Arabs and Jews in the same classrooms, visited to study..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Make a Movie Wish
The Drafthouse flies in twin filmmakers from the Gaza Strip
"...Tarzan and Arab, twin brothers from the Gaza Strip, aren't new to..."

Oct. 24, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Lila Says
Based on an eponymous 1996 erotic novel, Lila Says is the story of a French girl and an Arab boy who learns the difference between words and actions.
"...age, although this time the action moves to an Arab section of Marseilles, and the narrative is based on..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Control Room
A timely documentary look at Arab news network al Jazeera.
"...that America has no greater ideological enemy than the Arab news network al Jazeera. The independent news station, which..."

June 11, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

La Haine
With great passion and intelligence, Kassovitz graphically illustrates the violent disaffection of French immigrant youth.
"...of a violent housing-project riot which results in an Arab youth lying in a hospital clinging to life. That..."

July 19, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Deadly Currents
"...mention that Great Britain reneged on its promise to Arab leaders to create an independent state for the Palestinians,..."

June 18, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

A Tale of Love and Darkness
Natalie Portman adapts Amos Oz's acclaimed memoir
"...his future manhood. There’s bullying at school, the First Arab-Israeli War (which sees little Amos pressed into service collecting..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Idol
The true story Mohammad Assaf, the Palestinian winner of Arab Idol
"...Assaf, the Palestinian winner of the second season of Arab Idol, is here treated to a biopic that cements..."

May 27, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sex and the City 2
Two years after the end of the last film, Carrie Bradshaw now frets that the "sparkle" has gone out of her marriage. It's gone from this movie, too.
"...the idea of ribald American women than the United Arab Emirates, where sharia law rules.) The opulence of their..."

May 28, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Prophet
This riveting French film is the best prison/crime saga to come along in quite a while.
"...The film tells the story of how a 19-year-old Arab youth with no family or relatives enters a French..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Free Zone
Israeli film presents the region's conflict in terms of the world's most annoying, dysfunctional-family road trip, which renders the proceedings almost as exhausting as the real thing.
"...the first Israeli feature to be shot in an Arab country), and it's impossible to separate what you see..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Siege
"...they've also pissed off a large segment of the Arab-American community in the process. The good news, then, is..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Why not form an opinion instead of guessing what will win?
"...the year’s standout, an incredibly nuanced back-and-forth between two Arab men (played by Hassam Ghancy and Najib Oudghiri) that..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A young Bedouin boy in 1916 has an adventure in the war-torn desert
"...perfect a companion piece to David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia as one could hope for, this first feature from..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2015: Zinzana
How to make a nation's first genre film
"...don't know much about the cinema of the United Arab Emirates, it's not surprising. But Zinzana (aka Rattle the..."

Sept. 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Point and Shoot
This documentary follows an American man's motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East, during which he takes up arms against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.
" the States, VanDyke’s adventure appears over until the Arab Spring. When revolution breaks out in Libya, he returns..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Attack
When the wife of an assimilated Arab in Israel is identified a suicide bomber, the unwitting husband questions both his marriage and hiss Palestinian identity.
"...the first this Israeli organization has given to an Arab in 41 years, he notes in his address to..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Class
There's no climactic rendering of "To Sir With Love" in this French classroom drama, just pedagogy in action, exquisitely observed.
"...all the students are of African, Caribbean, Asian, and Arab backgrounds, even though many of them have been born..."

March 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Civic Duty
The line separating civic duty from vigilantism is the focus of this paranoid thriller set squarely in the new age of terrorism.
"...threat and the need for extra scrutiny. When an Arab man (Naga) with few possessions moves in downstairs, Terry's..."

May 4, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Adventures of Felix
"...find the father he's never known. HIV-positive and of Arab descent, Felix is looking for the mythical father figure,..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rules of Engagement
"...Hollywood keeps getting away with its one-dimensional depiction of Arab insurgents, and wondering if the defense will locate the..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Thirteenth Warrior
"...for a film that features Banderas as a disgraced Arab emissary conscripted during the 10th century by a group..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

For Ever Mozart
"...The film director's daughter, her cousin, and the family's Arab maid are preparing to go to Sarajevo to put..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...1972 Olympic Games in Munich was tarnished by an Arab terrorist attack, resulting in an Israeli hostage crisis that..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Cup Final
"...can be comrades on the playing field. Israeli, Druse, Arab Muslim, and Christian soldiers all unite in their support..."

June 7, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
This debut fantasy novel is appealing, in part because it draws on legends of the Arab world for its magic
" Chakraborty instead pulls from the legends of the Arab world and the surrounding regions. Most of the characters..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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