INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
|(US, 2016) Dir: Roland Emmerich. Stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman. "The plot and dialogue get a bit fuzzy at times, but the film plays as expected: a boys own adventure generously endowed with scale, stupendous visual effects and a blend of old and new characters that rally together to save the world.... For those to whom size matters, this is the film for you!" says Louise.|
* Meet Oscar winner John Seale at screening of The English Patient;
* Aquarius directed by Brazil's Kleber Mendonca Filho, was awarded the prestigious Sydney Film Prize and $63,000;
* Paul Cox dead at 76;
* Restoration of Jocelyn Moorhouse's 1991 classic, Proof - one week left for crowdfunding campaign;
BOX OFFICE: Reports & charts every Monday & Thursday (after 4pm)
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME !!
|(US, 2016) Dir: Richard Linklater. Stars Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman. "Just like the infamous When Harry Met Sally scene in which the woman declares 'I want what she's having,' we all want to feel the same energy and zest for living shared by all Richard Linklater's characters in his latest film about diving into adulthood," says Louise. "If you feel a sigh of nostalgia for the era and what you were doing or being at the time, maybe you would get a bigger hit from the film than I," says Andrew.|
WIN one of 10 double inseason passes, courtesy Roadshow Films. In cinemas June 23.
|(France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 2015) Dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven. Stars Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu. "Unbridled like wild horses and revved up like the car built for exhilaration, the five young girls at the film's centre exude a contagious enthusiasm for life," says Louise. "Mustang is not your predictable 'girls in rebellion' movie; it is much more than a simplistic feminist essay," says Andrew.|
|(US, 2015) Dir: Paco Cabez. Stars Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth. "The hitman romcom presents itself as a new genre in this crazy relationship story in which knives, bullets and blood form part of the foreplay," says Louise. "As a keen fan of black comedy, I was expecting a knockout, but it turns out to be a slap with a wet lettuce leaf," says Andrew.|
|[Coming in October, Woody Allen's Cafe Society, starring Steve Carell, Sheryl Lee.] |
Calendar of films releasing in June
|Maggie's Plan, stars Ethan Hawke, Julianna Moore;|
Our Kind of Spy, stars Ewan McGregor;
Goldstone, stars Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil;
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk;
Bridget Jones' Baby, stars Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey;
Ben-Hur, stars Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Morgan Freeman;
|Stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson. "Superbly told, this engrossing 50s romantic drama captures our imagination in all things - big and small," says Louise.|
THE LADY IN THE VAN
|Stars Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent. "As a 'mostly true story', The Lady in the Van is a delicious piece of English eccentricity, overcoming what could be seen as self indulgence by the writer at the centre of it, by its timidity - another English trait," says Andrew.|
To win, courtesy eOne Home Entertainment, we asked: Who among family and friends is the most rebellious and why? Neil Stehr (ACT): My girlfriend; 15 years ago she got sick of her life and ran away to sea. Working in the mega yacht industry travelling the world doing what she wanted. Back now but still wild.
|Every Australian film we have ever reviewed (film / DVD / 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, Maurice Murphy's 15 Amore (pic) and dozens more. Over 580 films.|
DANUBE, AUSTRIA: MELK TO KREMS CRUISE
|The spectacular baroque Melk Abbey, and a short cruise past the nudist beaches of the Wachau Valley back to Vienna ... with Andrew L. Urban on board.|
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