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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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The world of 'endurance tickling' is no laughing matter
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The world of 'endurance tickling' is no laughing matter

It sounds like harmless YouTube fodder: young men tying each other down and trying to make each other laugh on camera. But when a television entertainment reporter from Auckland, David Farrier, began digging, he was met with abusive emails and legal threats. 

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Psst - why not watch the trailer again? You know you want to

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Guides for Melbourne movie lovers

See all of our latest film reviews
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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

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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Sunset Song
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Sunset Song

British filmmaker Terence Davies is back with a stirring and gorgeous 1900s romance

Time Out says
  • 4 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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David Brent: Life on the Road
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David Brent: Life on the Road

Gervais delivers a belated Office spin-off movie 

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

The Magnificent Seven
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The Magnificent Seven

Is this Western remake a metaphor for the end of the Obama years?

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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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Blue Ribbon Day
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Blue Ribbon Day

Across Victoria, since 1837, 159 police officers have died in the course of fulfilling their duties. On Thursday September 29, all Victorians can help memorialise them by taking part in Blue Ribbon Day, which raises funds for emergency facilities to be built in the name of those police who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Run by the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, the campaign has high profile sponsors this year in Woolworths, Crown Resorts, BankVic, Westfield and more. To show your support, you can donate at Woolworths Supermarkets before and on Blue Ribbon Day. Donations can also be made at the website and at police stations.

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Pizza & Hip Hop
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Pizza & Hip Hop

Fratelli Fresh is keeping your knock-off session fresh with their weekly pizza and hip hop night every Friday and Saturday. From 10pm, fresh pizzas will be coming out of the oven for $15 (perfect for those late-night munchies). The bar will be pumping out drink specials for the late-night revellers, so look out for the $7.50 special on select beer and wine, and sip on $10 Aperol Spritzes.  top DJs will be spinning the best hip hop tunes at Alfred Place Melbourne's top DJs will be spinning the best hip hop tunes at Alfred Place and Fratelli Fresh has lined-up these headliners over the next few weeks, who will all be accompanied by local DJ talent.  Friday September 9: Helena EllisSaturday September 10: DJ Moto (from Kiss FM)Friday September 16: Duchess KaySaturday September 17: DJ AK 

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The Royal Melbourne Show
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The Royal Melbourne Show

Some come to the Show for the rides; others come to marvel at award-winning edible sculptures (otherwise known as cakes). Crowds flock to pavilions filled with baby animals and champion dogs. All are united in a mutual love of showbags. This year, around 450,000 visitors are expected at Melbourne Showgrounds over 11 days, September 17-27.  Due to its popularity, the outdoor animal display has doubled in size this year, offering families more chances to watch and take part in interactive milking and shearing shows and horse demonstrations. Pat-a-Pig and Pat-a-Chook pens will give kids a real down-on-the-farm experience and they can also plant and take home their own seedling. The Winning Tastes Pavilion celebrates Melbourne’s food scene with pop-up restaurants and eateries including Bomba, Mr Claws, Pho Nom, Mr Miyagi, Royale Brothers Burgers and Burn City Smokers serving up their delicious signature dishes – the days of dagwood dogs as your primary food option at the Show are long gone. There's also a Winning Tastes Dessert Bar and Winning Tastes Cocktail Bar. Look out for the free craft workshops for adults and kids, while the Horses in Action program will have horses and riders competing across over 250 different classes. Find out which woodchoppers can hack it at 50 events over at the Woodchop Pavilion. If you're on the ball and buy your Show tickets online on or before September 16 then you can get them at a 20 per cent discount. That's money that can be spent on a fe

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