Movie review: MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN
|(US, 2014) Stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt. "A terrifying look at the digital world in which we exist - within the realm of internet, social media, texting and sexting - this is a film everyone should see... It's fascinating, voyeuristic, alarming and - worst of all - it's true!" says Louise.|
* Women who flirt in Australia and US;
BOX OFFICE: Reports & charts every Monday & Thursday (after 4pm)
Movie review: A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT
|(Norway, Ireland, Sweden, 2013) Stars Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. "In a heart-wrenching performance, Juliette Binoche haunts as a war-photographer whose camera acts as her moral compass but blinds her to her family's needs," says Louise.
COMPETITION: WIN one of 10 double inseason passes, courtesy Madman. Only in cinemas on November 27.
Movie review: FAT PIZZA VS HOUSOS
|(Aust, 2014) Stars Johnny Boxer, Paul Fenech, Maria Venuti. "Paul Fenech's Fat Pizza Vs Housos is an orgy of chaos and low-brow humour: an expletive saturated shout-fest depicting minority groups that are treated with predictable comic disrespect," says Louise.|
Movie review: JIMMY'S HALL
|(UK, 2014) Stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby. "The peaceful Irish setting is a sharp contrast to the fiery passions that rage in Ken Loach's film about civil liberties and free speech… a rewarding insight into turbulent times," says Louise.|
|[Coming in January 2015, The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity ones. "Unforgettable," says Louise. "Those who know the story will rejoice in its haunting screen presence, while those who don't will be enthralled even more," says Andrew.] Calendar of films releasing in December|
|The Age of Adaline stars Blake Lively Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford; The Theory of Everything, stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones; The Imitation Game, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley; St Vincent, stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts; The Water Diviner, stars Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko; Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Studios;|
At a glance: TOP 20
|Short and sweet (or not) opinions on the most popular current releases. An easy reference for choosing which movie to see tonight or tomorrow or right now! (Occasionally we also slip in a few of the editors' favourites if they don't make the top 20)|
NEW DVDS: STILL LIFE
|Stars Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt. "Simple but not simplistic, Still Life is a unique contribution to British cinema, with its English restraint and eccentricity all celebrated in one rolled up human being," says Andrew.|
|Stars Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton. "The bold cinematic style of Boon Joon-ho strikes gold in this striking and powerful drama in which control and the order of things are key," says Louise.|
|Stars Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal. "Sex sells they say, but here, it's the Diaz factor that holds all the aces, elevating this rather smutty concept into a mostly playful affair with some unexpected laugh-out-loud moments," says Louise.|
Competition winners: MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN To win double inseason passes courtesy Paramount Pictures, we asked: Describe how and why the internet has changed something in your life - for better or worse? Kristen Davis (Vic): Better - because of RSVP I met the love of my life. Worse - because Google told me he was already married!
|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, Black & White & Sex (pic), Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Over 500 films.|
Travelfile: MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, ZAGREB, CROATIA
|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.|