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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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Persian International Film Festival

Persian International Film Festival

The new effort from the director of A Separation opens a festival making its Melbourne debut

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The funny side of racism
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The funny side of racism

Cronulla Riots comedy Down Under is more relevant now than ever

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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

Train to Busan
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Train to Busan

This Korean thriller offers an express ride into the zombie apocalypse

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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High-Rise
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High-Rise

Tom Hiddleston stars in a dystopian thriller set in the 1970s

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Down Under
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Down Under

A Cronulla Riots comedy puts the ha in hate

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Bad Moms
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Bad Moms

It's an unwelcome return to chick-flick banality

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Joanna Lumley is the best thing about this funny but disappointingly not hilarious Ab Fab comeback

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

David Brent: Life on the Road
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David Brent: Life on the Road

How much difference is there really between Ricky Gervais and his best-known creation? 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Free State of Jones
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Free State of Jones

Civil War-era rebellion drama suffers from too much ambition

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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