Bilal Kidwai

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25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

The 100 greatest comedies: Who voted?

The individual ballots of the 253 critics who participated

Exploring the Alay Valley: Central Asia’s trekking utopia

The Alay region of southern Kyrgyzstan is the kind of place mountain lovers dream about. Turquoise lakes fringed with yurts sit at the base of towering 7000m peaks, offering some of the world's most glorious mountain views at every turn. It is simply a stunning corner of Central Asia that is almost …

Hiking

The anti-war film Goebbels feared

The Nazi propagandist called it ‘cinematic public enemy No 1’. But the Allies disliked Grand Illusion too. It’s still powerful, says Christian Blauvelt.<p>Grand Illusion is routinely called ‘one of the greatest movies ever made’. A powerful anti-war film about French soldiers who are prisoners in a …

Remembrance Day

The 10 Best Spy Movies Ever Made

Some unconventional picks.<p>Spying is not so different from making a movie. "Twenty-four lies per second" is how director Michael Haneke describes filmmaking. Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, which is why he kept returning to the subject of professional liars again and again. He could relate. The …

How to Plan Your Trip

More Articles About Planning Your Trip<p>The more I travel, the more I realize that planning out every single detail of a trip is not the best way to do …

Your Next Getaway: Spain's Secret Oasis That Even Locals Don't Know About

The barren, rocky highway twists and turns like a cobra that’s downed a fifth of tequila. This is Nowheresville, Spain, a desert land of sand and …

Piedra

‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films

With ‘Game of Thrones’ returning on Sunday for its penultimate season, the man who started it all reveals his fantasy movie favorites, from …

A bulletproof 5-day itinerary to Norway’s fjords: Where to hike, stay, and eat

IF YOU’VE MADE it to 2017 without Norway’s fjord region being on your gotta-see list, you obviously never wiled away an afternoon Googling the …

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

Fight Club

The 10 Best Movies of 2017 (So Far): ‘Logan,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ and More

From the eco-thriller ‘Okja’ to this weekend’s captivating ‘A Ghost Story,’ there have been plenty of impressive films released this year. Here are …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Entertainment

Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' is a slow-burn thriller you need to watch

Granted, this genre movie is highbrow — it's made by a master filmmaker and features incredible cinematography and performances by some of the best actors working today. But if you only heard the plot of this titillating Southern Gothic tale featuring attractive women and a dashing soldier, you …

War

The 9 Best Greek Islands: Your Cheat Sheet on Where to Go

Your Greek island vacation dream may start like this: You see a gorgeous photo of white cube houses, stunning blue sea, and winding cobblestone …

Graphic Design: Exotic Destinations On Earth Illustrations

Exotic Destinations On Earth is a graphic design project created and shared by JIMMI TUAN and Bratus ™. The idea was to create a calendar and gift …

Graphic Design

Your Most Epic European Road Trip, Mapped

It's beginning to be that perfect time of year when you can grab a few friends, put a car in gear, and take off into the unknown. Road trips are …

The Most Naturally Beautiful Countries in the World

It's pretty hard to deny that every country has some type of amazing natural scenery, but at the same time, it's indisputable that some countries …

How to Visit Tanzania and Avoid the Crowds

Step one? Don't be afraid of the rainy season.<p>The acacia-filled savannas of Tanzania are among the most biodiverse spots on earth, and you are almost guaranteed to see the Big Five. But you’ll also face skepticism from travel vets, as this classic has become the go-to place for first- and …

National Parks

'The Square' Wins Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Sofia Coppola named best director for “The Beguiled”; Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger win acting awards, while Nicole Kidman receives special …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains

Cannes: ‘Connasse’ Team Reunites for French Comedy ‘Saving Mum’ (First Look)

The director and star of French comedy hit “Connasse, Princesse des Coeurs” have reunited for a French-language remake of Danish comedy “All …

We're Obsessed With Iceland - And We Haven't Even Been

Kirkjufellsfoss Mountain | Photo courtesy of Iceland Tourism<p>STALKING THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE<p>I have a confession.<p>I’m an Icelandic Stalker.<p>I stalk …

'Lowriders' Cruises to $2.4 Million at Indie Box Office

The BH Tilt drama was joined by “Bon Cop Bad Cop 2” and “The Wall” on the limited release slate this weekend<p>The specialty box office yielded a strong …

The best places to honeymoon around the world

The earliest meaning of the term "honeymoon" supposedly stems from an old European custom in which newlyweds would consume great quantities of mead, a brew made from fermented honey and water. At the time, many cultures followed a lunar ("moon") calendar, and during the first lunar month after the …

Napa Valley

Film Review: ‘It Comes at Night’

The elements are so familiar they’re almost comforting. A cabin in the middle of the woods. A group of nerve-rattled folks who’ve barricaded …

9 of the best British films you've never seen

Fair warning: when I started this list I wasn't planning to fill it solely with dark and depressing films, but that's definitely what's ended up …

9 Trips to Take Before Having a Baby

Sure, traveling with a baby can be all kinds of wonderful, but there are some adventurous rips that are better taken before growing your family.<p>Sure, …

Hallstatt: This Austrian village is so pretty the Chinese made a replica of it

Austria’s oldest and probably the most photographed village is steeped in fairytale charm. In fact, Hallstatt is so pretty that the Chinese even made …

Movies Save the Day in the Cheerful Tearjerker Their Finest

Lone Scherfig’s charming new film about creativity during crisis has a faint timeliness to it.<p>Who doesn’t love a good London Blitz story? Well, sure, maybe the people who lived through that traumatizing time don’t. But for some, or at least for me, there’s something so irresistibly transporting, …

The world's 27 most hipster neighbourhoods