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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

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WELCOME - IT'S BEEN A PRIVILEGE
WELCOME - IT'S BEEN A PRIVILEGE

Thank you all for your warm and generous applause as we exit the online stage after 20 years, with our 1,040th edition on February 16, 2017. If you would like to contact us, you can EMAIL US

We hope you will continue to access our archives of over 22,000 articles (reviews, interviews, features, news, plus box office reports), including our extensive section dedicated to Australian films.

Please Note: we no longer produce our weekly newsletter, but selected reviews are regularly added to our Reviews section and flagged through and , as well as Search Engines IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF REVELAT!ONS!
THE LITTLE BOOK OF REVELAT!ONS!

Edited by Andrew L. Urban. Miniature insights into the private lives of others, from darkly humorous to surprising, from heartwarming to dramatically moving. An amusing collection of readers’ answers to our competition questions over the years. Your secrets are not safe with us ☺
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FILM REVIEWS
FILM REVIEWS

On this menu page you will find the latest reviews listed alphabetically.

We invite you to search our extensive archives for reviews of films released in Australia since February 1997. Many films have been reviewed by more than one critic to offer readers a diversity of opinions. We pride ourselves on the quality of the writing and the honesty of the opinions.

BOX OFFICE
BOX OFFICE

Archives of 20 years (February 1997 - February 2017) of top 20 films with box office figures, number of screens, screen averages, release details, percentage rise/fall and comment.

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Our extensive section over 600 pages dedicated to Australian films includes not only reviews but many interviews with the filmmakers, set visit reports and background features, including some films made prior to the launch of Urban Cinefile.

TRAILERS
TRAILERS

Entertaining in their own right, trailers (which used to be called 'shorts') provide snapshots from films. Browse our handy list of trailers as varied as American Made, Fifty Shades Darker and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

DVD REVIEWS
DVD REVIEWS

A menu of films released on DVD, including some that were not released theatrically. [Pic. Before Sunset, 2004]

Search the archives by title. Before DVD there was video, of course: our VIDEO SECTION is full of reviews from A to Z. Browse - not for the format, but for the films.

SOUNDTRACK REVIEWS
SOUNDTRACK REVIEWS

Music plays a central role in cinema and soundtracks are a vital part of any movie library. In this fascinating section, readers will find hundreds of reviews of the soundtracks that give emotional life to the moving image.

INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Stars and filmmakers, Australian and international, amusing and revealing... our archives also contain Andrew L. Urban's interviews with stars years before the launch of Urban Cinefile. Like Russell Crowe on the making of The Sum of Us (1994) and Terence Stamp on the making of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994). [Pic. Paul Walker; The Fast and The Furious, 2001]

FEATURES
FEATURES
Search under any letter of the alphabet to find unexpected treasures from the world of film.

For example, under 'C' in the alphabetical archive listing are the many reports from the Festival de Cannes over the years, while under 'M', there are the set reports from Mad Max: Fury Road and the 'Making of' reports on many Australian and international films including Cappuccino (1989), Romper Stomper & Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Muriel's Wedding (1994).

NEWS
NEWS

A nostalgia trip for movie fans, travelling back through time in the Australian world of film

Pick a month, a year ... and see what happened.

FORUM
FORUM

Editorial comment and think pieces from respected contributors over the years offer readers multi-layered insights on film and the filmmaking industry itself.

TRAVELFILE
TRAVELFILE

Andrew L. Urban's personal travel experiences around the world, from The Cloisters in New York to Scharbeutz on the Baltic Sea and the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb among many others - including Positano (pic).

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In addition to movies, we know that Aussies are also fond of enjoying popular forms of entertainment such as casino pokies found at reputable sites such as http://realmoneyonlinepokies.com.au and http://onlineslotsrealmoney.com.au. However, the question to accessing any of these types of platforms online is always - which sites can be trusted? There are many real money casino sites spanning the web from Canada to Australia in addition to legit pokies sites offering real play but digging through them can be tough so we aim to point you in the right direction for a safe entertainment experience. What we do know is that like film, playing games such as online pokies is safe, and such games can be played for real money through various payment methods such as PayPal.

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