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Movie reviews: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
Movie reviews:
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

(US, 2014) Dir: J.C. Chandor. Stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo. "The juxtaposition of disparate moral codes generates the spice in this smouldering crime thriller in which Oscar Isaac's honourable businessman Abel Morales is intent on choosing 'the path most right' within a world of gangsters," says Louise. "It is a crime thriller, but rises above its genre; it is a character study but it creates a mythic persona; and it is a morality tale but it presents as an analysis of human nature's self contradictory impulses," says Andrew. REVIEWS

NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
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COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS

SEVENTH SON 3D
Win one of 5 double inseason passes to the epic 3D fantasy Seventh Son, starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, courtesy Universal Pictures. Copyright 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. In cinemas on March 5.

Movie review: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Movie review:
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

(US/UK, 2015) Dir: John Madden. Stars Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Richard Gere. "While it's agreeable to spend another interlude with the characters we met four years ago in the first film, this second chapter is too slight, too laboured and too long to warrant as much attention,Ö the mood is somewhat tarred by a miscalculation that leaves us with a coating of melancholy, instead of the feel-good vibe for which we crave, " says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: PROJECT ALMANAC
Movie review:
PROJECT ALMANAC

(US, 2015) Dir: Dean Israelite. Stars Jonny Weston, Ginny Gardner, Sofia Black-DíElia. "Time travel and playing God are the themes of this teen fantasy in which ambition, self-interest and altruism play a part. The film has an appealing energy and a fresh young cast, but its stylistic, shaky hand-held camera quickly becomes tiresome and irritating," says Louise. REVIEW

Awards: OSCARS 2015 - WINNERS
Awards:
OSCARS 2015 - WINNERS

The best surprise of the 2015 Oscars production was the high profile the show gave to the Original Score Award presentation, with Lady Gaga singing a stunning tribute medley from The Sound of Music to mark the film's 50th anniversary, and Julie Andrews presenting the award Ė to the twice-nominated Alexandre Desplat for his score to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Birdmanís win for Best Direction and Best Picture were less of a surprise, except that it shows Academy members are not all so fuddy duddy after all. WINNERS

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming late March, Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana. ''Domestic chaos is delicately handled, in this feature debut by Maya Forbes, whose childhood experiences living with her bi-polar father while her mother studies form a kaleidoscope of tumultuous emotional adventures, '' says Louise.] MARCHRELEASES


(From left) Black Sea, BigEyes Leviathan

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
One Eyed Girl, stars Sara West, Steve Le Marquand;
Love is Strange, stars John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei;
The Longest Ride, stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson;
The Age of Adaline, stars Blake Lively Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford;
Clouds of Sils Maria, stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart;
The Gunman, stars Sean Penn;
Hot Tub Time Machine 2, stars Thomas Lennon, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs;
A Little Chaos, stars Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts;
Big Eyes, stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz;
Mad Max: Fury Road, stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron;
Terminator: Genisys, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger;
Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;
Fifty Shades of Gray, stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan;
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, stars Judi Dench, Richard Gere;
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 editorsí favourites if they donít make the top 20...) TOP 20


NEW DVDS
NEW DVDS

WHIPLASH - Stars J.K. Simons, Miles Teller. "Thrilling and disturbing in equal parts, Damien Chazelle's magnificent film Whiplash, about a young jazz drummer obsessed with greatness and the sadistic teacher who pushes him to the brink, is a showcase in which fear, not harmony reigns," says Louise.

BOYHOOD Ė Stars Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. "It's the unpredictable everyday aspect about the endlessly changing nature of life that involves us in this voyeuristic and fascinating tour de force," says Louise.

TAMMY - Stars Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Kathy Bates. "Contender for worst film of the year, Tammy is a painful experience, " says Louise.

Competition Winners:
Competition Winners:
BOYHOOD
To win one of 10 DVD copies of Richard Linklaterís award-winning Boyhood, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we asked: Among family and friends, whose story would you like to track over the next 10 years and why? Evan Morrison (WA): My 18 year-old son. Heís just joined the army; over next ten years heís going to see, do & be more than Iíve seen, done & been in my lifetime.

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, Murielís Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Approximately 500 films AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Travelfile:  DANUBE CRUISE, AUSTRIA
Travelfile:
DANUBE CRUISE, AUSTRIA

The spectacular baroque Melk Abbey, and a short cruise past the nude beaches of the Wachau Valley back to Vienna Ö with Andrew L. Urban on board.

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