Welcome to our 1,015th weekly edition; Thursday August 18, 2016

Movie reviews:
INDIGNATION
(US, 2016) Dir: James Schamus. Stars Loman Lerman, Sarah Gadon. "James Schamus' successful adaptation and remarkable directing debut of Indignation is a cinematic joy for grown ups who enjoy the challenge of complex, intelligent drama based on characters," says Andrew. "The result is an engrossing coming of age film with a dark underbelly, propelled by logical argument and emotional turmoil," says Louise.

Latest:
BOX OFFICE:
Top 20 films with box office figures, number of screens, screen averages, release details, percentage rise/fall and comment - every Monday & Thursday (after 4pm).

COMPETITIONS
BASTILLE DAY DVD
Win one of 10 DVD copies of Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba, Richard Madden and Charlotte Le Bon, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Available to own on Blu-ray with UltraViolet, DVD & Digital From August 18, 2016.

Movie reviews:
HIGH-RISE
(UK, Belgium, 2015) Dir: Ben Wheatley. Stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller. "The film offers some interesting ideas about society, sex and paranoia, but is style-heavy," says Louise. "I haven't read the book, but if the film is anything to go by, it is rather pretentious and un-engaging," says Andrew.

Movie review:
TICKLED
(NZ, 2016) Dir: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve. Documentary. "It starts as a curiosity show and ends as a thriller," says Andrew.

Feature:
HITCHCOCK EXTENDED AT ORPHEUM
Old Hitch continues to draw audiences and Sydney's Orpheum has been besieged to screen one of his most eerie and memorable films which was not included in the recent (July 21 - August 10, 2016) highly successful Hitchcock festival - The Birds, starring Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren.

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming soon, Bridget Jones's Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey.]
Calendar of films releasing in August

NEW TRAILERS
Allied, stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard;
War Dogs, stars Miles Teller, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill;
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, stars Vin Diesel;
Dunkirk, stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy;
Hell or Highwater, stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges;
Bridget Jones' Baby, stars Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey;

NEW DVDS:
JUNGLE BOOK
Stars Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba. "A wonderfully immersive 3D experience, this film version of Rudyard Kipling's books is a beguiling mix of jungle adventure and coming of age story," says Louise.

WIDE OPEN SKY
Documentary featuring Michelle Leonard and the Country Kids Choir. "This is a heartwarming and inspiring documentary that describes the journey in which country children from remote areas of NSW are brought together to sing, learn music, learn about themselves and explore their creative talents. It is also a profile of an exceptional woman," says Louise.

Competition winners:
MOTHER'S DAY
To win, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we asked: What is your favourite Jennifer Aniston film role and why?

AUSTRALIAN FILMS
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, Peter Duncan's A Little Bit of Soul (pic) and dozens more. Over 600 films.

Travelfile:
POSITANO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY
Positano is the jewel of the Amalfi coast, says Andrew L. Urban.

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