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TL;DR This Week In Cinema: The King Is Back To Rule The Jungle (And The Box Office)

I promise I'm not leading you into another Suicide Squad - I've seen it, I love it, and this should come as no surprise. Fuck helicopters, it's Kong time!  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: A Trio Of Masters, A Trio Of Busters

Masterminds is apparently disastrous, so this was a no-brainer. It's time to get monstrous with Shin Godzilla.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: There's Something In The Woods

Last week, I suggested Girl Asleep and I wish to reiterate - see Girl Asleep, it's amazing. Once it's over, stay among the trees: leap into a heartwarming adventure with Pete's Dragon, or prepare to be destroyed by Blair Witch.     Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Nick Cave, Louis Theroux, Tom Hanks and More

If you're a Nick Cave fan - and god help you if you aren't - One More Time With Feeling can't be missed. It's your first glimpse of the album and a truly intimate encounter with a legend of our music scene. While parents take their younguns off to The Secret Life Of Pets, I recommend you check out Girl Asleep for whimsical fun (and Aussie support) and/or My Scientology Movie to have your conspiracy senses tickled yet again.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Blood Is Not Thicker Than Your Screenplay Consultant

I'm happy if you see anything that isn't Blood Father, honestly. Mechanic: Resurrection is also, like most things back from the dead, well worth avoiding. Time to get spooped, kids. Head on down the Eight Mile and check in to Don't Breathe.   Until next week!

Melbourne Underground Film Festival Announces 2016 Program

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival runs from Friday September 9 - Saturday September 17 at the Alex Theatre and Backlot Cinema. Head to their website for full program details. 

Korean Film Festival: Best of the Fest

KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL MELBOURNE runs from Thursday September 1 - Thursday September 8 at ACMI.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Bad Tropes, Bad Habits & Damn Good Satire

Down Under, mate! No question. Dig deep into your own culture cringe and either laugh, or learn, or both.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Squad Goals, Sweetheart

Alright, DC. You get one more chance, and if you blow it, I'm out. At least until Wonder Woman. As you all knew it would be, Suicide Squad is my pick of the week. Let's get loony.  Until next week!

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie screens Saturday August 13 at Hoyts Melbourne Central as part of the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Space(d), Spooks and 'Splosions

This is a solid week! The Killing Joke packs hecka punches with its lineup and thematics, but it looks like the blockbuster takes the cake again. It's the Fast & Furious / Spaced mash-up you never knew you wanted.   Until next week!

Melbourne's Forgotten Railway Line Explored in Documentary Night

Melbourne’s Forgotten Railway – The Outer Circle Line: a steam-era train line that once ran through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, will screen at RMIT, Building 80, on Friday July 29. Tickets via PTUA.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Turns Out, Ghostbusters is Pretty Damn Good

Swiss Army Man and Sing Street both promise a great deal of joy that's been lacking from the screen for a while, and Our Kind Of Traitor seems tight enough to thrill. But really, there's no debate. Put your fedora away. See Ghostbusters. Have a blast.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Resurgences on the Big Screen

I wish Independence Day: Resurgence the best. Honestly, I do. But you deserve better than cynical sequels, dear readers, so get gritty with Psycho Raman, touch on your deepest fears in The Shallows, or (my pick) soak up some hope with the powerful Mustang.      Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Gods And Monsters, Magic And Misery

Money Monster and The Measure Of A Man deal with the harsh economic truths we're having to face. They're two sides of the same coin - the story of the wealthy, and the story of the everyman. If stomaching hard truth is not what you seek in a night out, then God Willing has the goods.    Until next week!

TL;DR This Month In Cinema: All Of May's Biggest Movie Trailers In One Place

Chasing Asylum, Keanu and The Hunt For The Wilderpeople would top my list on any given week, as perhaps would X-Men: Apocalypse. But I am off to explore the world for a bit, and will have to binge them all on my return. Stay curious, cinemagoers!  

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Marvel's Civil War Begins, And The Verdict On The Best Of The Bunch

For the purpose of encouraging conversation, I sent some of you to your cinematic doom, and for that I apologise. Conscientious objectors and those suffering from post-traumatic Snyder disorder have the right to see Green Room and An with no regrets. But for the rest of us, the lines have been drawn, and the battle is unavoidable. It's time to pick your side.  Until next time!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Fliers, Failures, Freaks And Footscray

Support your local industry and get on down to Pawno. Lord knows we need more diverse storytelling in Australia. But after you've done your patriotic duty, join me at a screening of Marguerite. Cover your ears and open your heart.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Batfleck Vs Superman Vs Wonder Woman Vs Others

As a cultural conversation piece alone, Batman Vs Superman warrants a viewing. It's unlikely to decisively elect a winner from its two heavyweight contenders, but it should at least end the debate over which comic book universe rules the screen. My money's on Marvel.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Here There Be Monsters, Dancers And Skiers

My vote was always going to be with 10 Cloverfield Lane, but Victoria is such an exciting find that I'm almost willing to hop off the hype train and vote against my own hopes. Almost.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: From Homelessness To Heists, Top-Notch To Twaddle

Google Play have misstepped and had you running from your house just to avoid the possibility of accidentally seeing Bling. You need an escape. You need your love for animation rekindled. You need The Boy And The Beast.  Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema

Honestly, there's only one film I wouldn't see this week - otherwise, take your pick of two big goofy action flicks, a sly homage to cinema's 'golden age' or a harrowing historical drama. Well, at least the one told with some goddamn integrity.  Until next week! BY DAVID MOLLOY