5 FILMS TO SEE
Ali (co-writer Osamah Sami) is an Iraqi in Melbourne under pressure from his parents to study medicine and agree to an arranged marriage, even though he’s already besotted with another girl. Opens Thu Aug 31.
THE BIG SICK
Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani breaks out with this autobiographical girlfriend-in-a-coma comedy that signals his arrival to the top. Opens Thu Aug 3.
This London-set, golden years romcom stars Diane Keaton as Emily, an allat-sea American widow, and Brendan Gleeson as Donald, a gruff Irish loner – living on different sides of the tracks. Opens Thu Aug 17.
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER
Back with more environmental bad news and a ringing call to action, Al Gore is actually more interesting than the film surrounding him. Conditions have worsened in the decade since the first film, and this material is alarming to watch. Opens Thu Aug 10.
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D
Groundbreaking CGI effects, Arnie’s slyly witty performance, Linda Hamilton’s kick-ass reinvention of Sarah Connor and iconic action sequences all help make James Cameron’s 1991 effort the best killer robot of the bunch. Opens Thu Aug 24.