Welcome to our 999th weekly edition; Thursday April 28, 2016 ... and we look forward to celebrating our 1,000th with all our readers on May 5, 2016, with a special look in our rear view mirror.

Movie review:
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
(US, 2016) Dir: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle. "Heroes or vigilantes is the question raised in this highly inventive, full-throttle adventure... An agile mind is required to keep up with the never-ending plot twists and leaps; it is refreshing to find genuine originality and flair," says Louise.

Latest:
NEWS:
Gossip-free zone;
* Gender equal and international jury for Cannes;
* 180th movie launches next season of Movies Now at Dendy Newtown;

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

COMPETITION
SPOTLIGHT DVD
Win one of 10 DVD copies of Spotlight, starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, courtesy eOne Home Entertainment. Spotlight is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital May 4.

Movie reviews:
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
(Aus, 2015) Dir: Matthew Saville. Stars Anthony LaPaglia, John Clarke, Julia Blake, Justine Clarke, Donal Forde. "Meandering through a variety of relationship issues, A Month Of Sundays doesn't really hits its stride until the end," says Andrew. "It's a small film with a personality of its own that engages in a low-key sort of way, mostly due to Anthony LaPaglia's strong central performance," says Louise.

Movie review:
AN
(Japan, France, Ger, 2015) Dir: Naomi Kawase. Stars Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida. "Cherry blossoms, sweet bean paste and secrets are some of the ingredients of this involving drama in which a confectioner, schoolgirl and elderly woman cross paths. Simply told with plenty of heart, the film explores the simple joys that relieve burdens and unite souls," says Louise.

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming in May, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison. "I do find New Zealand films refreshingly offbeat, crazy in the most entertaining way, and peopled with characters who inhabit the outer edges of society," says Andrew. "There is something most endearing about this quirky New Zealand comedy," says Louise.]
Calendar of films releasing in May

NEW TRAILERS
Love & Friendship, stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny;
The Man Who Knew Infinity, stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel;
Mia Madre, stars Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, John Turturro;
Mr Right, stars Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick;
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk;
Bridget Jones' Baby, stars Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey;

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:
JOY
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro. "A bit like sex when it fails to live up to expectations, Silver Linings Playbook director David O'Russell's film leaves us feeling disappointed," says Louise.

SUFFRAGETTE
Stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter. "Elevated by Carey Mulligan's heartfelt performance as Maud, repressed worker, wife and mother, we cannot help but be moved by her plight as she inadvertently is caught up with the movement," says Louise.

YOUTH
Stars Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda."It is the scale and sheer audacity of Paolo Sorrentino's seductive drama that elevates it into a class of its own. It's remote yet accessible; realistic yet surreal; aloof yet personal," says Louise.

Competition winners:
DOWNTON ABBEY DVD
To win DVDs, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we asked: Who is your favourite character in the series and why?

PAWNO
To win double inseason passes, we asked: Which family owned item would you most like to pawn for cash 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, Andrew Dominik's Chopper (pic) and dozens more. Over 580 films.

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

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