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Past articles by Chris:

Alliance Francaise opens Dubai cinema space to the public with new film programme

Starting this month, the arthouse theatre will bring French and foreign films to the city's cinephiles → Read More

'The Dinner': Saudi and Emirati trio unite to create female-led film – and hope others follows in their footsteps

The genre-blurring work is the latest release from the Female Short Film Programme → Read More

'The New Mutants' star Anya Taylor-Joy on starring in a 'gritty, real-life superhero story'

The actress tells us how she came to star in the final instalment of the blockbuster franchise → Read More

Why Emirati director Amal Al Agroobi is zooming in on horror films: 'Everything I do has an Arab spin'

Her latest movie about a Swedish family will be shot in London with a Middle Eastern twist → Read More

The story of 'Henet Ward', the only Arabic film at this year's Busan short film festival

Morad Mostafa's Sudanese refugee drama will be among the first to screen before a live festival audience since the pandemic began → Read More

From 'Lovebird' to superhero: How Kumail Nanjiani's latest Netflix flick helped him prepare for Marvel debut

The Pakistani-American comic might be entering the MCU next year but for now, he's feeling unproductive at home like the rest of us → Read More

Will ‘We Are One’ change the format for film festivals?

The new collaboration, which brings festivals including Cannes and Venice together for a celebration of film, is an opportunity for audiences and festivals → Read More

'You will have to drag audiences back': Gianluca Chakra on the challenges facing cinema in a post-coronavirus world

Middle East movie distributor Chakrafears it will be difficult to bring back audiences → Read More

Could this be the year of the documentary? Why factual features might dominate screens as a result of pandemic

With film sets and studios gone dark in the wake of the coronavirus, the documentary maker could be what saves us from quarantine TV viewing blues → Read More

A world without cinema: is the current theatre closures a sign of things to come?

As streaming takes a front seat during the coronavirus crisis, we assess if the restrictions film fans face globally will change the way we watch movies for ever → Read More

Many cinemas are currently closed worldwide. Could this be a sign of things to come?

As streaming takes a front seat during the coronavirus crisis, we assess if the restrictions film fans face globally will change the way we watch movies for ever → Read More

‘Pandemic: Covid 19’: new Discovery documentary tries to make sense of the outbreak

The new documentary, premieres in the region Tuesday, traces the journey of the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact → Read More

Can film festivals take place online and still gauge audiences?

We weigh up the pros and cons of delivering the festival experience over the internet → Read More

What are UAE audiences streaming while self-isolating? From mysteries, to pandemic-themed shows and animations

With more people in self-isolation and practising social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, many have turned to streaming → Read More

'I found myself in a stunning site': Sharjah takes its turn in the cinema spotlight

Akram Zaatari’s ‘The Landing’ also pays tribute to the late Emirati artist Hassan Sharif → Read More

Here's why the 2011 film ‘Contagion’ is suddenly topping the download charts

The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and funded by Image Nation Abu Dhabi → Read More

Not immune: the impact of Covid-19 on the global film industry to date

With cinemas closing amid the international health emergency, business has taken a hit → Read More

Not immune: Mulan and A Quiet Place II are latest films to be pushed back due to coronavirus

With cinemas closing amid the international health emergency, the film industry has taken a hit → Read More

From Apple to Converse: here's what to know about product placement in films

'Apple ; they let you use iPhones in movies, but, and this is pivotal if you’re ever watching a mystery movie, bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera,' revealed director Rian Johnson → Read More

Onward and upward: how Pixar director drew on loss to conjure up heartfelt new tale

American director Dan Scanlon says new animation was inspired by his childhood - unicorns and all → Read More