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Potterfest: A Harry Potter Marathon
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Potterfest: A Harry Potter Marathon

Watching all eight Harry Potter films in one feverish marathon is a bit like taking a roadtrip across the entire country or starting a vegetable patch: it's a feat often talked about, but rarely acted upon

MIFF opening night film announced – it's Harry Potter meets Wolf Creek
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MIFF opening night film announced – it's Harry Potter meets Wolf Creek

Opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has been revealed as the new movie from Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) starring Daniel Radcliffe, as well as Thomas Kretschmann (The Pianist). 

Scandinavian Film Festival

Scandinavian Film Festival

“It came about because Scandinavia makes so many amazing films and so many of them weren’t being picked up for distribution here, or even being picked up by the festivals,” says festival director Elysia Zeccola. 

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Sofia Boutella: From dancing for Madonna to Mummy dearest
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Sofia Boutella: From dancing for Madonna to Mummy dearest

The French-Algerian actor walks, talks and fights like an Egyptian opposite Tom Cruise in Universal’s new take on its monster franchise

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See all of our latest film reviews

Check out the latest releases in Australian cinemas, all reviewed by Time Out critics

Upcoming film festivals in Melbourne
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Upcoming film festivals in Melbourne

Attention movie buffs: add these excellent Melbourne film festivals to your diary

The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
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The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Catch cult classics, new releases and family favourites under the stars in Melbourne.

Top ten Aussie films to scare off tourists
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Top ten Aussie films to scare off tourists

A sweaty handful of movies making Tourism Australia's job that little bit harder

Film screenings and events in Melbourne

Films in cinemas now in Melbourne

Kedi
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Kedi

Impossible to resist (and 100 per cent allergy-free for us afflicted souls), Kedi is almost shamelessly satisfying: a documentary about the thousands of scrappy wild cats that prowl Istanbul with insouciance

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
A Quiet Passion
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A Quiet Passion

This delicate and thoughtful film imagines the life of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson, played with brittle, red-eyed intensity by Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
The Promise
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The Promise

This ambitious WWI-era epic arrives with the noble aim of raising awareness of the still-disputed Armenian genocide

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman feels like the real deal, a rollicking action adventure in the tradition of Indiana Jones

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Hounds of Love
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Hounds of Love

Domestic animals are baying for blood in Ben Young’s creepily effective serial-killer thriller

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The 100 best comedy movies

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The 50 best family movies

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The 50 best romantic comedies

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The 100 best horror movies

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The 100 best romantic movies

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The 100 best animated movies

The best cinemas in Melbourne

Cinema Nova
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Cinema Nova

Melbourne's largest arthouse movie complex also hosts regular films events, special screenings and festivals

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Lido Cinemas
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Lido Cinemas

An arthouse complex complete with a jazz bar, rooftop cinema and Huxtaburger

The Astor Theatre
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The Astor Theatre

A single-screen Art Deco theatre with a program of new and classic films in 35mm, 70mm and digital

Coburg Drive-In
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Coburg Drive-In

One of Melbourne's last remaining drive-ins, this is a cinematic experience brimming with nostalgia

The Sun Theatre
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The Sun Theatre

This pint-sized Art Deco cinema counts Quentin Tarantino among its legion of film-loving fans

Upcoming film releases in Australia

It Comes at Night
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It Comes at Night

This nerve-shredding domestic thriller is a major statement on the subject of civilisation in free fall

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
The Big Sick
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The Big Sick

This dynamite, intimate romantic comedy stars actor-writer Kumail Nanjiani, better known as peevish computer coder Dinesh in Silicon Valley

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Lady Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth

This feminist British indie plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of costume dramas

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
A Ghost Story
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A Ghost Story

As lovely, mysterious and cosmic as horror movies get

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
A Monster Calls
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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls feels like the movie Guillermo Del Toro would produce if he was suddenly struck down with Oscar fever

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars

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The Perth Hitlist: What to do and where to go on a three or five day stay

It’s the only capital city in Australia where you can watch the sun set over the ocean, but that’s not the only reason Perth is now one of the coolest places to visit. Once known only for its pristine beaches, Perth’s love of food and culture is capturing the attention of tastemakers. Blame it on Instagram or the perfect weather – no one can explain how WA’s capital city made its way onto the international radar – but the latest frenzy of new hotel openings, a statewide culinary scene that is booming and a string of new urban projects may provide some clues. Stay a little longer and you can explore ancient caves and award winning wineries just three hours ‘down south’.

Five hidden secrets of Victoria Harbour
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Five hidden secrets of Victoria Harbour

Melburnians like to think we know everything about the city in which we live. We know where to find the cheapest coffee or the best dumplings in the city, but there are certain things that even a life-long Melburnian may not have an index of knowledge about. Case in point: Victoria Harbour. Victoria Harbour is a precinct of Docklands, located where Collins and Bourke streets meet beside the picturesque harbour. With its direct connection to the CBD via Collins Street, Vic Harbour is a mix of residential, office, retail and community spaces. It’s ready to be explored, so hop on the tram and make a day of it.  Find out even more about Victoria Harbour on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Here's what happened at Little Creatures Live at GABS Beer Cider and Food Fest
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Here's what happened at Little Creatures Live at GABS Beer Cider and Food Fest

What do jugglers, can-can dancers and drummers have in common? They all wowed crowds at GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest in Melbourne last weekend (May 19-21), thanks to a certain West Australian brewery who are known for being more than a little bit quirky. Last week, Little Creatures took their travelling roadshow series to Collingwood pub the Gem. This time, they went from cosy pub to the big stage, setting up a huge pop-up beer and performance space at one of the largest beer festivals in the southern hemisphere. It was hard to miss the red and white-striped umbrellas, Kombi van, and elevated stage smack bang in the middle of the Royal Exhibition Building. Thirsty beer-lovers gravitated to the bar, where friendly Little Creatures brewers served up six of Creatures’ tasty beers, including a Festoon White IPA brewed specially for GABS, as well as the winter seasonal Fire Falcon Hoppy Red and their new single batch Dreadnought Foreign Extra Stout. (Praise be to whoever invented tasting paddles!). Suddenly, all eyes rose to the stage on top of the bar. A team of marching band-style drummers erupted into a thunderous performance, lighting a fire under beer-lovers in even the farthest corner of the room. Throughout the day and night, performers seemed to suddenly appear on the stage, each one completely different from the last. Minds were blown when a team of acrobats lifted each other in increasingly difficult positions, and when a bevvy of colourful can-can dancers whipp

Blanc de Blanc
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Blanc de Blanc

After sizzling hot runs in Sydney, London and Adelaide, Blanc de Blanc is finally making its way to Melbourne for a season of Champagne-fuelled cabaret. The evening of adults-only circus, dance, acrobatics and other antics will be heating up the Spiegeltent at Map 57, a brand new arts precinct in St Kilda. This winter cast of quirky performers – comedians, models, show girls, singers, contortionists and aerial artists – will turn the night into a mad romp that begins in a sophisticated Parisian cabaret venue and slowly transforms into a crazed nightclub party. Expect bubbles, burlesque, balloons, sequins and tops off, for a hands down good time.  "If Baz Luhrmann made a nightclub it'd be like this" – Time Out Sydney Find out more about Blanc de Blanc.