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Movie review: TOUCH
Movie review:
TOUCH

(Aus, 2014) Dir: Christopher Houghton. Stars Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day, Onor Nottle. "Blame, guilt and letting go are the themes of this moody drama about fractured lives. Christopher Houghton’s debut feature plays like a jigsaw puzzle – nothing makes sense until all the pieces have been placed together. … It’s an intriguing film with that sucks us in, along with a host of emotions driven by fear, anger and sorrow," says Louise. REVIEW

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

BOX OFFICE: - Twice weekly reports & charts, Mondays, Thursdays (after 4pm).

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Mad Max: Fury Road tops worldwide box office;
* Touch to open inaugural Manchester Int Film Fest;
* Stalkher – John Jarratt directing debut;
* Cannes video – Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Rooney Mara talk about Carol;
* Orpheum: Back to the Future trilogy - 30th anniversary screening; * Classic Bond at the Orpheum;
* David & Margaret and Alex Gibney at Sydney Film Fest;



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COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

GEMMA BOVERY
Win one of 20 double inseason passes to Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton as the playfully modern version of France's most famous heroine, with Fabrice Luchini as the smitten baker and film's narrator, courtesy Regency Media. In cinemas May 28.

Movie review: SPY
Movie review:
SPY

(US, 2015) Dir: Paul Feig. Stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale. "The laughs come flying every which way – conceptually, visually and through a smart and hilarious script that ambushes us with off the wall humour as it canvasses the sense of the ridiculous. It’s spoof, comedy and action all bundled together in one delicious entertainment package.." says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: WILD TALES
Movie review:
WILD TALES

(Argentina/Spain, 2014) Dir: Damian Szifron, Stars Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull, Ricardo Darin, Monica Villa, Rita Cortese. "Revenge is the common thread that links Damian Szifron’s six fearlessly entertaining tales that range from uproariously funny to bleakly black. While not all the tales are entirely successful, they zing with ideas and energy, economically exploring extreme scenarios and characters pushed to their limits. It’s a bit like a multi-coloured mosaic.. " says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: WOMAN IN GOLD
Movie review:
WOMAN IN GOLD

(US/UK, 2015) Dir: Simon Curtis, Stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, Katie Holmes. "It's an extraordinary story but sadly the film is not. Plodding and mechanical instead of involving and moving, the film fails to sweep us away on what should be a hugely emotional journey. As a consequence, this story about wartime art theft, preserving heritage and fighting for justice pales into muted colours of disappointment," says Louise. REVIEW

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in June, Far from the Madding Crowd, stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Carey Mulligan. "The story and characters belong to a time gone by, yet the result is fresh, vital and new, " says Louise.] Calendar of films releasing in MAY


(From left) Tomorrowland, Slow West, The Nightingale

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Tomorrowland, stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson;
Vacation, stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann;
The Emperor’s New Clothes, starring Russell Brand;
Man Up, stars Lake Bell, Simon Pegg;
Partisan, stars Vincent Cassel, Florence Mezzara;
Pitch Perfect 2, stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld;
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher;
Boychoir, stars Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates;
Spy, stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne;
Amy, doco about Amy Winehouse
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg;
Mad Max: Fury Road (latest), stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron;
Terminator: Genisys, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger;
TRAILERS


2015 Prom Dresses

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At a glance: TOP 20
At a glance:
TOP 20

Short and sweet (or not) opinions on the most popular current releases. An easy reference for choosing which movie to see tonight ... or tomorrow ... or right now! (Occasionally we also slip in a few of the editors’ favourites if they don’t make the top 20...) TOP 20


NEW DVDS
NEW DVDS

PAPER PLANES - Stars Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Ena Imai. Robert Connolly’s thoroughly enjoyable film, which he co-wrote with Steve Worland (Bootmen, 2000), economically tells a story that is simple, but not simplistic. It’s an uplifting coming of age story about dreams and one in which the father son relationship plays a vital part, says Louise.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - Stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson. Perfectly capturing the tone of E.L. James’ sensational best-selling novel, this tale of control, sex and submission is tantalizing, titillating and provocative as it offers a voyeuristic peek into a dark world behind closed doors where pain and pleasure are prime menu items. It is a big tease, says Louise.

AMERICAN SNIPER – Stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes. Although it is a better written and made film then The Hurt Locker which won the Oscar, American Sniper is just as determined to ring emotional bells for an America that has lost much of its self assurance on the world stage, says Andrew.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
EVERLY DVD
To win a DVD of the ferocious thriller Everly, starring Salma Hayek, courtesy Roadshow Home Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends would you rely on to hide you if someone was chasing you? Jordan Gammage (ACT): My friend Steph is a tattooist and make up artist who can do special effects makeup. She could hide me in plain sight with her skills.
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TURKEY SHOOT DVD
To win Turkey Shoot DVD, courtesy courtesy Potential Films, we asked: Which is your favourite Australian cult classic and why (35 words or less)? Marie Pohnetalova (NSW): Strictly Ballroom - every time I watch it I get ‘Dance’ in my pants – it’s simply awesome!

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Every Australian film we have ever reviewed (film / video release), or have reported from the set, or featured in any way, is listed here, going back to films made even before the launch of Urban Cinefile, such as The Piano, Romper Stomper, Muriel’s Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Approximately 500 films AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Travelfile:  SCHARBEUTZ, BALTIC SEA, GERMANY
Travelfile:
SCHARBEUTZ, BALTIC SEA, GERMANY

For northern Europeans, a seaside resort is appealing anytime from early Spring onwards, clouds notwithstanding, as Andrew L. Urban discovers on the Baltic Coast. FEATURE

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