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Star Trek Beyond

The new Trek captures the spirit of the original TV series

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival

The Hayden Orpheum is showing 16 of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest movies in a mini festival, along with the Australian premiere of the new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut 

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The director of Once delivers '80s pop tribute Sing Street

John Carney on why Genesis sucked, why 'Take on Me' is a great song, and why the '80s ruled

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Scandinavian Film Festival

The third Scandinavian Film Festival is here. Twenty-two films will screen across all genres, from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, at Palace Chauvel, Norton Street and Verona. One big drawcard for Sydney audiences is the long-awaited sequel to As It Is In Heaven – the 2004 Swedish film that played the Hayden Orpheum for over two years. As It Is in Heaven 2: Heaven on Earth is set in the same remote village and is another story uniting love, music and dance. One of the film’s stars, Jakob Oftebro, will be in attendance at the screenings. As a special retrospective, Nicholas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy (1996-2005) – three classics of Nordic noir – will screen for the strong of stomach. Refn would go on to make Bronson, The Driver, and Only God Forgives – and win the Sydney Film Prize twice. Here are ten more picks of the festival. 10. Welcome to Norway The festival opens with director Rune Denstad Langlo’s black comedy about an aspiring hotel owner’s decision to turn his half-built alpine hotel into a state-funded refugee asylum centre. Set near the Norwegian-Swedish border, the film comments on the highly topical subject of Europe’s migration crisis.  9. Land of Mine Set in post-WWII Denmark, Land of Mine is a powerful, morally complex thriller that tells the stories of a young group of German prisoners of war under the supervision of a cruel Danish sergeant. Based on true events, the film examines retribution and forgiveness. 8. The Fencer This biop

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Films in cinemas now in Sydney

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Love & Friendship

Jane Austen has never been so enjoyably catty

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Ghostbusters

The new Ghostbusters is a stealth battle of the sexes, but who steasl the show?

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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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Swiss Army Man

Daniel Radcliffe farts his way into movie infamy

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  • 1 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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Embrace of the Serpent

A remarkable Colombian film’s influences are plain: Herzog, Apocalypse Now, Tarkovsky and heavy psychedelics

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  • 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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Shallows

Add to the list of actors who, beautifully and boldly, go it alone in their own survival movies the name Blake Lively

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Down Under

The Cronulla Riots are now a brutal comedy that puts the ha into hate

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Customise your hospo uniform with Cargo Crew

Love your hospo job, but getting sick of wearing the same thing every day? Looking to inject some personality into the uniforms of your staff? Cargo Crew – the Melbourne-based leaders in high-quality uniforms – are listening.  Cargo Crew are known for their diverse uniform collections, which range from Scandi-cool aprons with leather straps to chino pants that look as good at work as on your days off. Now, they're going one step further by offering you the chance to completely customise your uniform. Your Way offers endless options. You can select embroidered patches or pin badges to your shirt, monogram your apron and mix and match your outfit. For the full range, visit the website, look around and get in touch with the Cargo Crew team who will take care of the rest.

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Rye July at the Glenmore Hotel

While some people are doing Dry July, the Glenmore is offering a month of whisky appreciation designed to take the edge off the cold weather and help educate punters in the fine art of the distilled grain. A special whisky menu will be available throughout Rye July, culminating in a ticketed Night of Whiskies on Thursday July 14, where the Glenmore’s cosy middle level becomes whisky central with tastings, meet the makers, cocktail master classes and canapés matched with whiskies. (But before we go any further – yes, we’re aware that there’s two spellings for whisk(e)y – whisky if you’re talking Scotland and Canada, whiskey if it’s Ireland or the USA. For simplicity’s sake we’ll go with whisky here! Inconsistent spelling is just one of the interesting whisky facts you might pick up during July at the Glenmore.) Night of Whiskies will see the Club Room transformed into a Johnnie Walker haven. National Johnnie Walker and Classic Malt ambassador, Sean Baxter (a MasterChef alumnus, BTW), will take guests through premium tastings and share his whisky tips. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make a whisky cocktail at home then Diageo’s Tim Oughton will host cocktail master classes in the Drawing Room. Each room will have an old fashioned rye pre-batch in barrels available throughout the month also. Tickets to the Night of Whiskies are $55 including a tasting glass, five tokens, cocktail master class and canapes on arrival.

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A Long Lunch with Moo Brew and Moorilla Wines

The Sackville Hotel is hosting a long winter lunch matched with the taste of Tassie, care of three craft brews from Moo Brew and three wines from Moorilla Wines.    The lunch is priced at $60 a head, and includes roasted beets with baby watercress and feta as a starter, followed by salt and pepper bugs with kimchi cucumbers and wasabi mayo. Your main will star a grass-fed beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetable sides and for dessert a chocolate fudge brownie should take care of any lingering sugar cravings.   This lunchtime bounty will be accompanied by a pilsner, hefeweizen and dark ale from Moo Brew, alongside a sparkling riesling, sauvignon blanc and a pinot noir from Moorilla.    This is the sort of event it pays to arrive hungry for, and with four courses and matched beverages included in the ticket price, it's also great value for an indulgent afternoon.   

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