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Movie review: PARTISAN
Movie review:
PARTISAN

(Aust, 2015) Dir: Ariel Kleiman. Stars Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel. "It is the gentle, gradual way in which first time director Ariel Kleiman allows his revelations to take place that makes Partisan so shocking. Innocence and corruption are the themes of this disturbing thriller ...," says Louise. REVIEW


NEWS & BOX OFFICE

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

NEWS: - Gossip free zone.....
* Animal Logic expands into Canada;
* Evan Williams awarded Inaugural Geraldine Pascall Lifetime Achievement Award;
* The Set, the original Aussie sex film coming to DVD;


Watch movies and DVDs on DHgate cable TV
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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: TOMORROWLAND
Movie review:
TOMORROWLAND

(US, 2015) Dir: Brad Bird. Stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson. "As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Brad Bird's film plays like a giant rollercoaster ride, complete with thrilling peaks and troughs, appealing to all ages with its genuine sense of fun, originality and brilliant structure," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: SAN ANDREAS
Movie review:
SAN ANDREAS

(US, 2015) Dir: Brad Peyton. Stars Dwayne Johnston, Carla Gugino. " As far as disaster movies go, they don’t come much better than this: heart-stopping action with ginormous stunts and a story that touches your heart. It also helps to have the rock-solid Dwayne Johnson on your side (pun intended) as cars fly, buildings topple, bridges disintegrate, the ocean swells and chaos descends," says Louise. REVIEW

Movie review: GEMMA BOVERY
Movie review:
GEMMA BOVERY

(France, 2014) Dir: Anne Fontaine. Stars Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini. "Captivating at every turn, the intriguing idea of life imitating art is beautifully realised in this charming fable in which Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary is the driving force... As playful, melodic, dramatic, lively and emotive as the wonderful score which complements it," says Louise. REVIEW

Feature: 2015 CANNES PRIZES ON TRACK ... TO GLOOM
Feature:
2015 CANNES PRIZES ON TRACK ... TO GLOOM

The major prizes at this year's Festival de Cannes closely reflect the odds that bookies were offering, says Andrew L. Urban, with Jacques Audiard's powerful refugee story, Dheepan, winning the Palme d'Or and Hungarian newcomer László Nemes winning the Grand Prix with the harrowing concentration camp story, Saul's Son. FEATURE

Feature: 2015 MELBOURNE INT FILM FEST – FIRST GLANCE SELECTION
Feature:
2015 MELBOURNE INT FILM FEST – FIRST GLANCE SELECTION

The 64th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), running 30 July until 16 August 2015, has unveiled its First Glance selection; an exciting program of experimental film and audiovisual artistry in Vertical Cinema; the Centrepiece Gala screening of Holding the Man; a David Gulpilil retrospective; and a new principal partnership with Metro Trains Melbourne. FEATURE

Coming Soon! UPCOMING FILMS
Coming Soon!
UPCOMING FILMS

[Coming in June, Slow West, stars Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn. "There's a distinctive mood that reverberates throughout this intriguing western, whose straight-ahead narrative is contrasted by the offbeat characters that appear unexpectedly along the way," says Louise.] Calendar of films releasing in MAY


(From left) Tomorrowland, Love & Mercy, The Nightingale

NEW TRAILERS:
NEW TRAILERS:

Preview trailers of many films on your own screen.
Love & Mercy, stars Paul Dano, John Cusack;
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;
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher;
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

THE GAMBLER - Stars Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman. " In its portrayal of the seedy gambling world, Rupert Wyatt's dark crime drama excels; less so in its ability to deliver a satisfying journey for its self-loathing protagonist, albeit effectively portrayed by Mark Wahlberg.

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

HOW (& WHY) TO ADVERTISE ON URBAN CINEFILE
HOW (& WHY) TO ADVERTISE ON URBAN CINEFILE
Reach over 90,000 dedicated movie & DVD consumers every month in the most targeted online environment -where the movie goers are. ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES, contact Andrew L. Urban or call: 02 9949 6700




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