The 10 Must-See Films at DIFF 2017

The 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival has announced the full list of films screening throughout the festival. It opens at the Madinat Jumeirah on 6 December with Hostiles and the closing film will be the hugely anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi – screening on 13 December, a day before it goes on general release. DIFF 2017…

Here’s the problem with Virtual Reality

As VR is becoming commonplace in our lives, experts tell EDGAR there may be real side effects. Virtual Reality is not actually new, with basic systems having come out in the 1950s, but even up until recently it was little more than a gimmick, looking more like the video for Dire Straits Money For Nothing…

Prima cinema

Home cinema worthy of the name… if you can afford it Let’s start with the bad news. There is an informal club called the Bel Air Circuit and you’re probably not a member, nor will you ever be invited to join. Founded decades ago by movie moguls including Louis B Mayer and Daryl Zanuck, it’s…

Fight Club 2

Chuck Palahniuk’s sequel to his 1996 classic is out this month in the form of a graphic novel. The Fight Club 2 miniseries, featuring artwork by Cameron Stewart, is set 10 years after Project Mayhem, the point where the original book, and also the film, ended. “The protagonist”, as he is always referred to in…

Documentaries to watch now

It’s not just music videos and clips of cats being awesome, YouTube is also home to some great documentaries well worth watching. Here are 21 of them. 25 Million Pounds (1996) Film by the brilliant Adam Curtis about Nick Leeson and the collapse of Barings Bank and how Barings “willingly entered into a dream he…

The Alternative Oscars 2015

Film we most want to see to prove a point: The Interview Sure, it was terrible, sophomoric and a waste of time but we made sure we saw it just because no hackers (praised by Korean dictators) are going to tell us what we can watch. We should have listened to them — boy did that…