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  U2 3D – NOT GIMMICKS, SURPRISE
This groundbreaking U2 concert-on-film was not intended to be gimmicky – and while there certainly are few gimmicks, there are still some surprises in this immersive movie experience, writes Sue Williams
UNBREAKABLE UNBREAKABLE
The unbelievable but true story of the birth of a new movie, created by the man who gave the world The Sixth Sense, Night M. Shayamalan; here, he reveals step by step how this paranormal story sprung out of his imagination. It was destined to be...
UNDER THE LIGHTHOUSE DANCING UNDER THE LIGHTHOUSE DANCING
New filmmakers stuck for ideas, come up with a romantic tragi-comedy based on a real event. They raise money offshore, sign up Jack Thompson and Jacqui Mackenzie(pictured), and shoot it on an island off Perth. ANDREW L. URBAN flies in to investigate the making of Under the Lighthouse Dancing.
  UP IN THE AIR – THE REALITY AND THE FICTION
Jason Reitman blends reality and fiction in Up In the Air, and does so entertainingly. The reality, however, is sobering. An Insider Investigation.
UPCOMING FILMS IN 2002 UPCOMING FILMS IN 2002
Your editor Andrew L. Urban was on hand last week when Australian movie distributors and exhibitors gathered on the Gold Coast for their 57th annual Movie Convention to preview movies in the pipeline for the rest of 2002 and beyond – everything from the 20th James Bond film to the second Lord of the Rings, and the very first Tadpole … plus a slate of new Australian films.
  UPCOMING FILMS: ALPHABETICALLY
UPCOMING FILMS: FEB 2001 UPCOMING FILMS: FEB 2001
  UPCOMING MOVIES 2014 - PLENTY OF CHOICE
This year will be a fantastic year for sequels, remakes and some of the best writers and directors in cinema. These are just five of a litany of great films to emerge this year and details of their Australian releases.
  URBAN CINEFILE - 1,000 WEEKS AGO
It was 1000 weeks ago this week (May 5, 2016) that at dawn on Thursday, February 27, 1997, www.urbancinefile.com.au went online for the first time, ‘the world of film in Australia on the internet’. An Australian voice was now talking to the world about movies and featuring Australian films and filmmakers as a priority.
  URBAN CINEFILE - 18th ANNIVERSARY – 936 EDITIONS
Dear Valued Readers
Thank you for sharing our passion for cinema over all these weeks as they turn into months and years, each Thursday the movie gods delivering another batch of new movies in cinemas and a further batch on DVDs – and increasingly on digital platforms.
  URBAN CINEFILE 10TH ANNIVERSARY FORUM - THE FUTURE OF MOVIES
February 22, 2007: The internet will drive changes in filmmaking, says Peter Jackson, opening the whole world to emerging filmmakers to take over from those in the business now, who are “getting a bit stale”. The Oscar winning Jackson, in a recorded message for Urban Cinefile’s 10th anniversary forum on the Future of Movies held on Monday this week at Sydney’s Chauvel, said that he, as a film consumer, was looking forward to the explosion of story telling that is being encouraged by the internet, and expected internet-delivered films to be shorter than the current standard 90 – 120 minutes. Andrew L. Urban, who moderated the forum, reports.
  URBAN CINEFILE 15TH ANNIVERSARY
We are amazed and surprised (and a tad proud) that we are still going more or less as we started in February 1997, providing a weekly service to our readers with multi-voice movie reviews, twice weekly box office reports, star and filmmaker interviews, background features, trailers, movie ticket & DVD give-aways and gossip-free Australian and international movie news.
  URBAN CINEFILE AUDIENCE AWARDS TO LIFT PROFILE OF SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
The Urban Cinefile Audience Awards will be launched at the 2005 Sydney Film Festival - a new awards program that will further enhance the profile of the festival on the international stage. The Urban Cinefile Audience Awards comprise six categories across the two main Festival streams – World Cinema and the Sidebar Programs and the specially designed perspex trophies will be presented to winners or their representatives in a ceremony on the last night of the Festival (June 25, 2005).
  URBAN CINEFILE AUDIENCE AWARDS, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2005
A stirring, low budget Australian love drama, Blacktown, and a powerful Danish family drama, Brothers, have won the Urban Cinefile Audience Awards for Best Feature in the Sidebar Program and World Cinema respectively, concluding a strong Sydney Film Festival, in which Mad Hot Ballroom from the US was the undisputed favourite of the docos, winning in both sections, after screening at both the State Theatre and at the Dendy Opera Quays. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  URBAN CINEFILE BEGINS 10TH YEAR
We’re proud and pleased to celebrate our 9th anniversary this week, with our 468th weekly edition. As we enter our 10th year, we look back at some milestones and forward to another 12 months of movie news & reviews for our many readers, both here in Australia and around the world, from Iceland and New Zealand to USA, UK, Eastern and Western Europe, Brazil, India, Macedonia, Togo, Russian Federation, China, Singapore, Chile, Iran, Israel, South Africa, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Kuwait, Ukraine, Venezuela, Egypt, Fiji, Barbados, Panama, Algeria, Puerto Rico, Sudan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Monaco, Bolivia, Trinidad and more.
URBAN CINEFILE BIRTHDAY HONOURS 2002 URBAN CINEFILE BIRTHDAY HONOURS 2002
We proudly present the 2nd annual Urban Cinefile Birthday Honours List recognising outstanding achievement by 39 Australians in the world of film, whether produced in Australia or internationally, released in Australia during 2001. This is the only Australian honour recognising Australians working in international productions.
  URBAN CINEFILE CONTINUES AUDIENCE AWARDS AT 2006 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Following the inaugural presentation of the Urban Cinefile Audience Awards at the 2005 Sydney Film Festival, we are again sponsoring this new set of awards that honour the most popular features, documentaries and shorts in both the World Cinema and the Sidebar programs. Patrons of the festival are encouraged to rate every film they see after each screening, using the specially designed rating slips; all that’s required is a small tear indicating the rating out of 5.
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