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The Dukes
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The Dukes

Scrap the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys – the only awards that matter are the Dukes, the Astor Theatre's award show for cat videos

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British Film Festival

British Film Festival

The fourth annual British Film Festival, this year sponsored by BBC First, is a treasure trove of great stars, notable filmmakers and revived film greats. Oh, and just for giggles they’re playing a couple of Carry On films too. Here is Time Out’s top ten...

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Stanley Kubrick Film Festival
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Stanley Kubrick Film Festival

Catch up on the dazzling work of cinema's exacting genius  

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Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The full program has been announced – check out our highlights

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Guides for Melbourne movie lovers

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Film screenings and events in Melbourne

Films in cinemas now in Melbourne

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton's new dark fantasy is way too busy

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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The Magnificent Seven
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The Magnificent Seven

A classic Western gets a sturdy enough remake

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Pete's Dragon
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Pete's Dragon

A Disney live-action remake breathes fire into the wild-child concept

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Captain Fantastic
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Captain Fantastic

Living off the grid has its pros and cons in a domestic drama touched by a wayward spirit

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Nerve
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Nerve

A shy student gets drawn into an online reality dare game in this cyberthriller based on the 2012 young-adult novel

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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

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Lido Cinemas
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Lido Cinemas

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

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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

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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

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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

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Upcoming film releases in Australia

Julieta
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Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar returns to female-focused filmmaking with a darker than usual drama

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hacksaw Ridge
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Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson has returned to directing after a ten-year absence with a brutal war film 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Elle
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Elle

Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven gets an Oscar-worthy performance from Isabelle Huppert in this rape-revenge thriller

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Learn the essentials of art history with ACCA's chosen team of experts with a refreshing complimentary cocktail in hand. Just as Melbourne's arts culture has shaped the city, the same goes for many of the world's biggest metropolitan cities. ACCA has picked out a group of 'tour guides' for the Grand Tour lecture series to take you through the world's best galleries, arts events, and architecture, as well as visit the writers, thinkers, and artists that have shaped each city. This month, ACCA invites you to a city that you may never have heard of, but that has a fascinating history and a thriving arts culture. Yekaterinburg is located 300km north of Kazakhstan. The fourth largest city in Russia, Yekatinerbug is a bustling city on the east of the Ural Mountains, and is home to the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art. In 2015, the biennale was held in a constructivist apartment building that used to be pat of a Chekist (KGB) town.  Artist Lisa Radford will harness Yekanterinburg's art scene and take you on a virtual tour through the city. Through her product FOOT-NOTES / ПРИМЕЧАНИЯ, Radford has come to understand the city through the eyes of its artists, theatre-makers, musicians and students – and she will impart her experiences onto visitors of ACCA's Grand Tour. These days, Radford writes and teaches in the painting department at the Victorian College of the Arts, and explores the intersection between place, people and images in her work. As always, guests will b

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