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AACTA Film Fest and AACTA Shorts Fest

AACTA Film Fest and AACTA Shorts Fest

More than 45 local features and shorts, along with Oscar-nominated short films, will be screening at Cinema Nova as a part of a series of events presented by AACTA in August and September

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KOFFIA Korean Film Festival in Australia

KOFFIA Korean Film Festival in Australia

Cathartic crying, attractive stars and supernatural suspense: Korean cinema doesn't muck around when it comes to what's fun in movies

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Wes Anderson Retrospective

Wes Anderson Retrospective

The kitsch, whimsical world of Wes Anderson is coming to the Astor Theatre this month. From July 4 to August 9, Wednesday nights at the Astor will celebrate the entirety of Wes Anderson’s directorial career from 1996 comedy-crime Bottle Rockets right up to this year’s stop-motion animated hit Isle of Dogs. Inspired by the likes of Orson Welles and Federico Fellini, Anderson has spent his 20 or so years as a director carving out a rather fanciful niche. The seven-week retrospective at the Astor includes both single and double bills, as well as plenty of pastel-hued sets and Owen Wilson moments. For the full schedule of films check the Dates and Times tab above.

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The 10 best films to see this winter
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The 10 best films to see this winter

The next three months are looking good for movie fans. Expect sequels to popular franchises including The Incredibles and Jurassic World; outrageous Hollywood comedies as well as deadpan Kiwi ones; a landmark horror movie; and some A-grade schlock too. Check out our list of the ten best films coming out in June, July and August. Feeling the cold? Try one of the best Sunday roasts in Sydney.

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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

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Films in cinemas now in Melbourne

BlacKkKlansman
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BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee's police infiltration period piece is as a high-energy filleting of modern-day America

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
On Chesil Beach
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On Chesil Beach

Repression and sexual angst bedevil newlyweds in Dominic Cooke's half-successful period adaptation

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Hang on to your hats, Ethan Hunt’s back, better and bolder than ever

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
The Breaker Upperers
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The Breaker Upperers

A pair of anti-matchmakers are the focus of a slight but hilarious buddy flick from New Zealand

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Cheesier than a barrel of feta, Mamma Mia! returns but misses the magic of Meryl

Time Out says
2 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

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Igloos are popping up at the Wharf Hotel this winter
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Igloos are popping up at the Wharf Hotel this winter

Just because it doesn’t snow in Melbourne doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an igloo this winter. Over on the banks of the Yarra, the Wharf Hotel has opened a pop-up igloo garden for you to enjoy until mid-September. Unlike their icy cousins, these antipodean igloos aren’t made of snow, but rather are transparent to best take advantage of those mint riverside views. Each igloo can fit four to seven people and comes packed with chairs, a low table and plenty of plush cushions and warm throws. Photograph: Supplied Booking an igloo will set you back $49 per person, which includes  your choice of beverage to share and either a fisherman’s basket or platter of Wharf Hotel favourites (such as buttermilk fried chicken and cheeseburger spring rolls). It’s not the first time igloos have come to town, with Auburn Hotel also setting up a icy wonderland for winter.   Want more icy treats? Pidapipo has launched a new range of gelato cakes. Or warm yourself up with a boozy hot Milo.

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September at Drum Theatre

September at Drum Theatre

This September the Drum Theatre is gearing up for three gigs that'll have dads a-rockin'. Instead of getting your dad another pair of useless socks or a OTT lunch, you can give him the gift of live music. Get groovy on September 1 at the Australian Bee Gees Show, which will bring a visual and musical discotheque to life with some help from classic tracks by the Gibbs brothers. The show has been performed around the world for the past 20 years and is now coming to Dandenong direct from Vegas. Or you can catch Aussie rocker Ian Moss live in concert in acoustic mode on Friday, September 14. If it's more musical nostalgia you're after, then book tickets to the Bootleg Beatles on September 16. Direct from London, this world-class Beatles show will take audiences on a ride through the band's iconic back catalogue, including a special tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the White album. These guys are the real deal, having performed across the world and even at Glastonbury Festival. Each concert will tap into all the hits your dad (and you) know and love, making for a memorable evening that's about enjoying the music, nostalgia and each other's company. Whether he's a disco dad, an Aussie rock die-hard or a Beatles fanatic, each of the evenings will offer up a one-off chance to celebrate at the Dandenong theatre.

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