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Star Trek Beyond

The new Trek recaptures the spirit of the original TV series

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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13 incredibly strange movies in MIFF 2016

The full program for the 64th Melbourne International Film Festival is here, and it's a quirky one

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10 Australian highlights of MIFF 2016

Book now for these docos, features and classic films back on the big screen

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“Bet you never thought you’d see that at a film festival!”

We spoke to artistic director Michelle Carey about some of the filmic gems from the past she's featuring in MIFF 2016

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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

Attention movie buffs: add these excellent Melbourne film festivals to your diary

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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

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

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Love & Friendship

It's the cattiest Jane Austen adaptation yet

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Sing Street

This crowd-pleasing coming-of-age musical is a love letter to teenage bands

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carré’s spy story will please fans of The Night Manager

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Swiss Army Man

Daniel Radcliffe farts his way into film infamy

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Ghostbusters

A new generation learns what it means to be slimed, but who steals the show?

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best cinemas in Melbourne

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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

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

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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

One of Melbourne's last remaining drive-ins, this is a cinematic experience brimming with nostalgia

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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

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Embrace of the Serpent

A remarkable film from Colombia channels Herzog, Apocalypse Now, Tarkovsky and heavy psychedelics

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Shallows

You’re gonna need a bigger Blake (and you’re going to get one) in Lively’s enjoyably trashy shark-survival movie

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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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Down Under

A Cronulla Riots comedy puts the ha in hate

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Friday night fireworks at the Docklands

Who doesn't love fireworks? This winter, put a bit of colour into your Friday night with free fireworks displays at the Docklands.  The action begins at the waterfront from 7.30pm, but rock up early for a line-up of food trucks, roving performers and live music. From kids to couples, everyone is welcome – just make sure to check social media before you head out if the weather isn't looking great.  While you're in the Docklands, why not make an adventure of it? Get there early for a spin on the ice at the O'Brien Group Arena nearby, hitch a ride on the glittering Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, or check out the range of pubs, bars and eateries in the area. Read more about Friday night fireworks at The Docklands.

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Dewar's Lock Inn

One of the great joys of being a whisky fan is trying the endless varieties that exist all over the world. In August and September, the world's most awarded blended whisky – Dewar's – is offering you the chance to enjoy free tastings, cocktails, sliders, scotch eggs and live music at a pop-up whisky cellar at the Grace Darling Hotel. Come join for a dram!

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