Welcome to our 1,023rd weekly edition; Thursday October 13, 2016

Movie review:
INFERNO
(US, 2016) Dir: Ron Howard. Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Irrfan Kahn, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen. "Efficiently made and thoroughly enjoyable, this third film in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code franchise is filled with intriguing plot twists and surprises, always relying on the solid central presence of Tom Hanks, whose credibility and vulnerability is an asset to any film. If you liked the first two, you will certainly like this one," 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
JULIETA
Win one of 10 double inseason passes to Pedro Almodovar's Julieta, starring Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Michelle Jenner, courtesy Transmission films. In cinemas October 13.

Movie review:
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
(US, 2016) Dir: Tate Taylor. Stars Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Emily Blunt, Hayley Bennett, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux. "A case of hit and miss, this voyeuristic psychological thriller replete with time jumps and multiple points of view confuses and drags through its early scenes but comes together in the end," says Louise.

Movie review:
JULIETA
(Spain, 2016) Dir: Pedro Almodovar. Stars Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Emma Suarez, Inma Cuesta. "It is essentially an authentic Almodovar film, with its soap opera ethos, the intricacies of interpersonal relationships that connect family with strangers, betrayal with loyalty and secrets that drive the drama. Like an Agatha Christie mystery, it conforms to the brand, but in some ways it loses its power as a result," says Andrew.

Movie review:
JOE CINQUE'S CONSOLATION
(Aus, 2016) Dir: Sotiris Dounoukos. Stars Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Sacha Joseph, Josh McConville. "Eliminating all the complexities that could make the film a gripping ride into a singular aspect the human psyche as well as a fascinating glimpse into the limitations of our justice system, Dounoukos has drained the film of its potential impact," says Andrew.

Feature:
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL AT THE ORPHEUM
(Aus, 2016) Dir: Sotiris Dounoukos. Stars Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Sacha Joseph, Josh McConville. "Eliminating all the complexities that could make the film a gripping ride into a singular aspect the human psyche as well as a fascinating glimpse into the limitations of our justice system, Dounoukos has drained the film of its potential impact," says Andrew. (Pic. Denial, starring Rachel Weisz)

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming in November, The Founder. "Following his roles in Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2015), it is a splendid vehicle for Michael Keaton, who embodies the essence of the struggling salesman seeking success no matter what," says Louise.]
Calendar of films releasing in October

NEW TRAILERS
John Wick: Chapter 2, stars Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne;
Allied, stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard;
Nocturnal Animals, stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon;
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, stars Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders & Robert Knepper;
Cafe Society, stars Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg;
The Accountant, stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick;

NEW DVDS:
MR RIGHT
Stars Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick. "The comedy is black, the ideas original and the relationship fun, although the persistent choreographed violence wears thin by the end," says Louise.

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
Stars Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgard. "Thank goodness for Stellan Skarsgaard, who splashes lashings of colour on this otherwise routine espionage canvass from John Le Carre, although all the ingredients are there for a good yarn involving the Russian Mafia, a money laundering plot and murder most foul," says Louise.

Competition winners:
INFERNO
To win Prize Packs, courtesy Sony Pictures, we asked: What is your favourite adaptation from novel to screen and why? Penny George (ACT): Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I didn't think it was possible to match the imagery and suspense of the novel but I was on the edge of my seat; even though I knew the story!

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, Jindabyne (pic) and dozens more. Over 580 films.

Travelfile:
BUDAPEST NIGHT LIGHTS CRUISE
The most sensational visual trip in Budapest is unquestionably a night cruise on the Danube, writes Andrew L. Urban.

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