KAREN J. GREENBERG, INFORMED COMMENT: It’s a deeply flawed movie with a deeply troubling message – torture is great.
DINA MAGDY, CGNEWS: The London MENA Film Festival provided a welcome release from easy stereotype and news headlines which too easily define Arabs in Western eyes.
NAAZISH YARKHAN, CGNEWS: A newly released documentary gives a compelling overview of Islamic art’s effect on the wider world.
PERSHENG VAZIRI: The movie’s success is a source of enormous pride for Iranian artists as well as ordinary Iranians.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Legendary American film star, supporter of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Robert de Niro, is sure events in the Arab world will inspire very interesting film-making.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Here’s a game. Try to think of a positive portrayal of Arab life in a recent Hollywood movie? No, didn’t think you could.