Welcome to our 971st weekly edition; Thursday October 15, 2015

Movie review:
LEGEND
(UK, 2015) Dir: Brian Helgeland. Stars Tom Hardy, Emily Browning. "This riveting portrayal of the brutal world of the East End gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray is extraordinary on many counts. First and foremost, it is Tom Hardy's intense and haunting depictions of both roles that brings it to life," says Louise.

Latest:
* Aus film Arrows of the Thunder Dragon in Oscar race;
* Bucks office awards at Movie Convention;
* Courtney Botfield awarded $10,000 Natalie Miller grant;
* FilmFest package for BOFA;
* Inaugural Mexican Film Fest in Perth & Melbourne;
* Frank Cox wins Independent Spirit Award;

BOX OFFICE:
Reports & charts every Monday & Thursday (after 4pm)

COMPETITIONS
ALEX & EVE
Win one of 10 double inseason passes to Alex & Eve, directed by Peter Andrikidis and starring Richard Brancatisano and Andrea Demetriades, courtesy Transmission. In Cinemas October 22.

Movie reviews:
THE WALK
(US, 2015) Dir: Robert Zemeckis, Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon. "A glorious edge-of-seat affair," says Louise. "By the end of the film I had a lump in my throat and a genuine affection as well as respect for the film," says Andrew.

Movie reviews:
UNINDIAN
(Aus, 2015) Dir: Anupam Sharma. Stars Brett Lee, Tannashita Chatterjee, Maya Sathi. "A vibrant, feel good Aussie film that is liberally tinged with the enticing colours, tempos and rhythms of Bollywood," says Louise. "(Brett) Lee plays a teacher helping foreign students learn Australian - expression and pronunciation. Very funny. What's more, Lee acts as well as he plays cricket," says Andrew.

Movie review:
ERIC CLAPTON LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL: SLOWHAND AT 70
(UK, 2015) Dir: Blue Leach. Music concert with Eric Clapton. "A must-see for Eric Clapton fans, this rousing, infectious and uplifting concert film is all about the music – those distinctive Clapton rhythms and melodies, the wail of his guitar, the simple personal and poignant lyrics with the funky sound of his tightknit band and backup vocals," says Louise.

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming later in October, Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, starring Geta Gerwig, Lola Kirke. "It's a blend of coming of age story, screwball comedy and buddy movie,"says Louise.]
Calendar of films releasing in October

NEW TRAILERS
The Dressmaker, stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis;
Mistress America, stars Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke;
UNindian, stars Brett Lee, Tannishtha Chatterjee;
Sleeping with Other People, stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie;
Bridge of Spies, stars Tom Hanks;
Spotlight, stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo;

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 our favourites if they don 't make the top 20)

NEW DVDS:
JURASSIC WORLD
Stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard. "I jumped out of my seat numerous times in this ripper of a rollercoaster ride; it pushes the boundaries, stimulates, terrifies and is great fun," says Louise.

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT
Stars Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett. "The ordinary and the extraordinary sit side by side in this charmer of a film in which the two closeted royal princesses go incognito on V-E day for a night out in London," says Louise.

Competition winners:
INDIAN SUMMERS SEASON 1 DVD
To win one of 5 sets of Indian Summers Season 1 on DVD, starring Julie Walters, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel and Jemima West, courtesy EOne Home Entertainment, we asked: Who would you choose to play YOU in a drama about your life?

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 (pic), Romper Stomper, Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and dozens more. Over 550 films.

Travelfile:
UNICUM - HUNGARY
Celebrating its 225th anniversary, the dark and mysterious drink, Unicum, keeps its secret recipe but gives up its history, as Andrew L. Urban reports.

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