Thursday September 1, 2016. Welcome to our Spring Bumper edition, incorporating editions 1,017-1,021. Next edition October 6. Box office reports as usual Mondays & Thursdays after 4pm.

Movie reviews:
BLOOD FATHER
(France, 2016) Dir: Jean-Francois Richet. Stars Mel Gibson, Erin Moriaty. "It's one hell of a ride filled with tension and explosive outcomes; every character is shady, colourful or both, " says Louise. "Mel Gibson does grizzly!" says Andrew. (Releases Sept 1)

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
MONEY MONSTER & WTF DVD PRIZE PACKS
Win one of 10 DVD prize packs comprising Money Monster, starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts & Jack O'Connell and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie, courtesy Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Money Monster and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is yours to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from September 1.

Movie review:
INFILTRATOR
(US, 2016) Dir: Brad Furman. Stars Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger. "Brainy as well as brawny, The Infiltrator works on several levels, not least as a well observed insight into the impact of being an undercover agent targeting specific people," says Andrew. (Releases Sept 1)

Movie reviews:
WEINER
(US, 2016) Dir: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg. Documentary with Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Adam S. Barta. "There is so much to take away from these 96 minutes about the human condition our heads spin," says Andrew. "This is a documentary with everything: scandal, titillation, insight into public life and very personal scrutiny," says Louise. (Releases ACMI Sept 1)

Movie reviews:
SULLY
(US, 2016) Dir: Clint Eastwood. Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart. US Airways pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) manages to glide his stricken flight 1549 safely along the Hudson River, after flying into a flock of geese. He is hailed as a hero, but an investigation is under way... (Releases Sept 8; Embargo Sept 3)

Movie reviews:
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
(US, 2016) Dir: Matt Ross. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella. "It's a wonderful role for Viggo Mortensen," says Louise. "Challenging, complex and engaging," says Andrew. (Releases Sept 8)

Movie review:
GIRL ASLEEP
(Aus, 2016) Dir: Rosemary Myers. Stars Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet. "A great calling card for Myers, a family film that defies its genre," says Andrew. (Releases Sept 8)

Movie review:
LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE
(UK, US, 2015) Dir: John Dower. Documentary. "The most damaging information paints the religion more like a feral cult," says Andrew. (Releases Sept 8)

Movie reviews:
QUEEN OF IRELAND
(Ireland, 2015) Dir: Conor Horgan. Documentary. "Although there is nothing especially new in its exploration of homosexuality or drag culture, it is a well paced and entertaining work," says Andrew. (Releases Sept 8)

Movie reviews:
BRIDGET JONES'S BABY
(US, 2016) Dir: Stars Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey. Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) has left Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and meets Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) - and falls pregnant. To one of them, not sure which... (Releases Sept 8. Embargo Sept 6)

Movie reviews:
THE CONFIRMATION
(Canada, 2016) Dir: Bob Nelson. Stars Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello. "It's amusing and endearing but rather flat dramatically," says Andrew. "A little gem of a film from the writer of the acclaimed film Nebraska (2013), this is a charming two hander in which a single dad and his young son bond during the weekend from hell," says Louise. (Releases Sept 15)

Feature:
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews and stories of The Beatles 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966 (opens in Australia on September 16, 2016) is like a rush of musical nostalgia - taking us back to those memorable, socially and musically blooming years in the 60s. (Releases Sept 16)

Coming (back) to Town:
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)
Antoine Fuqua has remade the film through the prism of our times. Andrew L. Urban reports. (Releases Sept 29)

UPCOMING FILMS
[Coming in October, Hell or Highwater, stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges.
Calendar of films releasing in September

NEW TRAILERS
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, stars Eva Green;
Allied, stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard;
Dunkirk, stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy;
Hell or Highwater, stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges;
Marvel's Doctor Strange, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton;
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, stars Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders & Robert Knepper;

NEW DVDS:
MONEY MONSTER
Stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell. "Jodi Foster's direction is faultless," says Andrew. (Releases Sept 1)

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
Stars Tina Fey, Margot Robbie. "What works best are the amusing personal insights," says Louise. (Releases Sept 1)

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
Stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel. "While the subject matter of mathematics, equations and proofs may seem dry, this engaging film about a man who loves numbers is anything but," says Louise. (Releases Sept 7)

THE MEDDLER
Stars Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simons. "A thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting film, " says Louise (Releases Sept 15)

MILES AHEAD
Stars Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor. "It's an outstanding albeit incomplete portrait filled with the major and minor chords of Davis' musical and personal life, " says Louise (Releases Sept 22)

ME BEFORE YOU
Stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin. "We hope that things work out for this odd couple, and we enjoy most of the time we spend with them, " says Andrew. (Releases Sept 21)

HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE
Stars 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. (Releases Sept 28)
Competition winners:
BLOOD FATHER PRIZE PACKS
To win a double inseason pass plus a DVD prize pack with 5 DVDs, courtesy Icon, we asked: Which is your favourite Mel Gibson movie and why? Christine Anderson says: Braveheart; I have a thing for men in kilts, face paint and sexy Scottish accents!

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 Bet, Beautiful Kate, Better Than Sex, The Crossing, Australia (pic) and dozens more. Over 600 films.

Travelfile:
LA COTE D'AZUR: COLOUR ME CANNES
There is nothing like the buzz on Cannes' famed Croisette, the golden crescent stretch of promenade that at festival time is the most extraordinary place in the world, reports Louise Keller.

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

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