Welcome to our 1,027th weekly edition; Thursday November 10, 2016

Movie reviews: ARRIVAL
(US, 2016) Dir: Denis Villeneuve. Stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner. "In a breathtaking performance, Amy Adams grounds this hypnotizing sci-fi drama from Incendies director Denis Villeneuve, in which communication, purpose and time are key. Beginnings and endings intertwine like the mysterious symbols in the aliens' written language and Villeneuve masterfully creates intrigue on a grand and personal scale," 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
WAR ON EVERYONE
Win one of 10 double inseason passes to War on Everyone, starring Alexander Skarsgaard and Michael Pena, courtesy Icon Film Distribution. In cinemas November 17.

Movie review:
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
(US, 2016) Dir: Tom Ford. Stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal. "Sublimely beautiful to look at and propelled by a soulful, expressive score quavering with anticipation, the film takes us on a devastating journey in which layers of superficiality are ripped away to reveal ugly violence at its most primal," says Louise.

Movie review:
NEON BULL
(Brazil, 2015) Dir: Gabriel Mascaro. Stars Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Alyne Santana. "There are some arresting images at the beginning of the film that signal a visual storyteller and indeed the film opens a window into a world that is at once half familiar and foreign," says Andrew.

Winners:
2016 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS
Plenty of familiar names in this year's Screen Music Awards, notably Antony Partos, Neil Sutherland and Caitlin Yeo, but some are making their award debuts, such as Peter Cavallo and Adam Moses; and Emmy Award winning screen composer Ashley Irwin returned as musical director for the fourth consecutive year.

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming later this month, The Fencer, starring Mart Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp. "Inspiration is the life-affirming theme of this charming story in which a fencer in Soviet occupied Estonia inspires the children he teaches to learn a new skill and face new challenges," says Louise.]
Calendar of films releasing in November

NEW TRAILERS
The Founder, stars Michael Keaton;
A United Kingdom, stars David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton;
Allied, stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard;
Assassin's Creed, stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons;
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, stars Eddie Redmayne;
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, stars Vin Diesel;

NEW DVDS:
FREE STATE OF JONES
Stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali. "Gary Ross has a serious intent with this film, and he presents it as both entertainment and historical record. It is meticulous in its detail, which gives us confidence that the details and the key characters are authentic," says Andrew.

FINDING DORY
Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba. It's bright and colourful with a throng of ultra cute marine characters but the film is a pale imitation of its precursor Finding Nemo, never replicating its magic or touching our heartstrings," says Louise.

Competition winners:
HACKSAW RIDGE PRIZE PACKS
To win, courtesy Icon Films, we asked: Who among family and friends do you think is a hero and why? Matthew Woods (NSW): When I was three my dad saved me from drowning in our swimming pool. He has been my greatest hero ever since.

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, Phil Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence (pic) and dozens more. About 600 films.

Travelfile:
MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS
Uniquely recalling the endings of relationships, this award winning museum is really a compelling collection of melancholy, intimate snapshots from the lives of strangers. Andrew L. Urban found its cathartic vibe surprisingly uplifting.

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