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5 awesome films directed by women that the Oscars overlooked
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5 awesome films directed by women that the Oscars overlooked

From Debra Granik’s understated Leave No Trace to Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, this has been a gala year for female-helmed films

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Expect sex, scandal and big stars in this year's exciting lineup of LGBTQIA themed cinema 

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Young at Heart Film Festival

Young at Heart Film Festival

Why should the baby boomers get all the treats? Check out the highlights of the film festival targeted at older Australians

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Ghostbusters in Concert

Ghostbusters in Concert

The original 1984 Ghostbusters is returning to scare up the big screen at Hamer Hall with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing Elmer Bernstein's orchestral score live

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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

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

Stan & Ollie
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Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan is inspired in this biopic about the classic comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
If Beale Street Could Talk
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If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with more evidence that he’s a painter of emotional landscapes with few equals

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Alita: Battle Angel
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Alita: Battle Angel

This visually stunning yet monotonous cyberpunk actioner is far less than the sum of its slick parts

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
On the Basis of Sex
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On the Basis of Sex

Felicity Jones stars in this impressively brainy dramatisation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to legal prominence in the 1970s

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Combination Redemption
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The Combination Redemption

Crime and racism converge in western Sydney

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

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The 50 best family movies

The 50 best romantic comedies
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The 50 best romantic comedies

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The 100 best horror movies

The 100 best romantic movies
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The 100 best romantic movies

The 100 best animated 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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Dig in to all-you-can-eat mussels at Port Melbourne's the Exchange
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Dig in to all-you-can-eat mussels at Port Melbourne's the Exchange

Who doesn’t love a good Saturday sesh at their local? Especially when the food is good and the frothies are cold. The Exchange in Port Melbourne knows this as well as anyone and this summer it’s offering up bottomless mussels for just $25 per person. Fresh from Port Philip, the mussels are prepared in a mixture of white wine, garlic, capers and onion, and served with crispy hot fries. On any other day you can grab a plate for $18 but you won't be able to make the most of the all-you-can-eat offer. The offer is available all day every Saturday and only for the summer. But if mussels aren’t your thing then be sure to check out the rest of the Exchange’s seasonal menus, which this summer feature dishes like zucchini linguine with tomato, chilli, pine nuts, basil and parmesan; braised pork and black pudding pie with green beans and mashed potato; and pan-seared salmon, crab remoulade, rainbow radish with spring greens. With a deal like this, why choose anything else? Take advantage of the offer and book a table on the Exchange website.

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards

The annual Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards are coming soon. Join us at Transport Public Bar on Sunday March 3 as we toast the city’s best cocktail bars, new bars, wine bars, bartenders, rising stars of tomorrow and more at the party for the party-makers.Expect an evening of delicious drinks, great food and sweet tunes in celebration of our stunning bar scene. So save the date – tickets ($70 + BF) include all food and drinks and are on sale now.  Got a favourite bar? Why not vote for it in the People's Choice Award?Nominees in most categories will be announced soon, so watch this space. What will be named Melbourne's Bar of the Year for 2019?

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5 out of 5 stars
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Make the most of Melbourne on the Route 58 tram
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Make the most of Melbourne on the Route 58 tram

Route 58 travels from West Coburg to Toorak, passing through the city and some of Melbourne's most vibrant suburbs, including Brunswick West, Parkville, South Melbourne and South Yarra.  Taking the tram means you don't have to deal with traffic or parking, and tools like the PTV app allow you to find real-time departure info, so you'll never miss your tram. And even if you linger over a long goodbye and miss one, there's no need to stress – trams come along as often as every five minutes or so during the week and every 10-20 minutes on weekends. Top up your myki before you get on board (or set up an Auto Top Up – it will change your life, we promise) and don't forget to touch on.  From the zoo to Chapel Street's world-class shopping, there are heaps of fun things to do along the way. Plan your journey and have a brilliant Melbourne adventure.

The Prosecco Festival
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The Prosecco Festival

Prosecco: refreshing, versatile, bubbly. It's a winning combo if you ask us. Now, after a standout debut in 2018, Melburnians will once again be able to indulge their love of the Italian white wine at the Prosecco Festival.On Saturday, February 23, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre will be positively effervescent as it fills with Prosecco lovers. Sample over 40 of the world’s best tasting tipples, talk to the men and women behind the wine and learn what foods pair best with different 'seccos.Pair your Prosecco with classic Italian delicacies like pizza, pasta, arancini, antipasto and cheese platters, gelato, cannoli and more from the likes of 400 Gradi, Milk the Cow, Gelato papa, Eat Cannoli, Arancini Art and Yarra Valley Caviar. You can even try the Meat Room's salami made with Prosecco.  Sample drops from the likes of Wines of the King Valley, Box Grove Vineyard, Santa & D’Sas, Symphonia Wines, Regina Vino, Enoteca Sileno and Politini Wines – and if you like what you taste, you can even buy a bottle (or two) to take home.The day will be divided into two four-hour sessions, one from 11am-3pm and one from 4-8pm. The regular ticket (available online for $50) includes Plumm tasting glass, Prosecco tastings, and reusable tote bag. If you’re keen on a splurge, the VIP tickets are available online for $100 and include entry to a Prosecco masterclass where guests will taste four different Prosecco styles paired with antipasto snacks. Put it in your calendar and prepare yourself

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