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Hanna Flint


Hanna Flint is a freelance film and TV critic, writer and interviewer who writes for The Guardian, Total Film, Time Out, Syfy, Yahoo Movies, SyFy and other international outlets.

Review: Marvel has had a chequered history when it comes to appropriating Middle Eastern culture and history, but under Egyptian director Mohamed Diab, its latest offering Moon Knight is a welcome, and thoroughly enjoyable, series for all to enjoy.

04 May, 2022

Notwithstanding the cinematic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 has been a stellar year for Arab and MENA based filmmakers. With such talent on show, The New Arab have rounded up a few of our favourite picks from the past year.

29 December, 2021

For over 800 years, Rumi's teachings have inspired many to rethink their relationship with God, love, and longing. This influence has prompted new musical adaption of his life to be shown across theatres in the UK, with The New Arab in attendance.

25 November, 2021

Film Review: The anticipated adaption of the science-fiction classic Dune has received unanimous praise as a Hollywood blockbuster. Yet, beneath the hysteria lies troubling questions about the lack of Arab representation, given the film's influences.

01 October, 2021

Film Review: Laurent Cantet's latest cinematic venture examines the myopic nature of the social media generation, where the social media past of the young French-Algerian protagonist is exposed to haunt his career and his relationships.

28 September, 2021

Theatre Review: Josh Azouz's latest play is an ambitious attempt to shed light on inter-religious conflict in Tunisia, under Nazi occupation. Amidst ensuing social capitulation, Muslim and Jewish voices fight to maintain cordial relations.

15 September, 2021

Film Review: In a daring attempt to humanise one of France's most notorious women, Dina Amer's debut film is a nuanced, if provocative, introspection about marginalised figures in an increasingly hostile French environment.

10 September, 2021

Film Review: Premiered at the 2021 Berlinale Film Festival, Anne Zohra Berrached's Copilot retells the story of 9/11 plane hijacker Ziad Jarrah through the prism of his relationship with his girlfriend, in a story fraught with challenges.

08 September, 2021

Film Review: Hogir Hirori's latest documentary, Sabaya, uncovers the horrors the Yazidi community experienced at the hands of ISIS in Syria's Al-Hawl camp. Yet, even in their darkest moment, Hirori shows there is light at the end of the tunnel.

20 August, 2021

In a landmark report, USC's inclusion initiative has blasted the cinematic establishment for its lack of representation, and seemingly purposeful misrepresentation of Muslims within film. With Islamophobia on the rise, this shouldn't be ignored.

15 June, 2021