Top five films: best of the big screen

VERTIGO (128 minutes) M

Alfred Hitchcock's masterful 1958 romantic thriller is a seductive yet clear-eyed study of the compulsions that rule lovers and moviegoers alike. The tricky plot lures us into identifying with an obsessive voyeur in the guise of a retired detective (James Stewart) hired to trail a mystery woman (Kim Novak) up and down the streets of San Francisco. Digitally projected. Thornbury Picture House, Sun 17 June, 2pm.

Vince Giordano's music has featured in films and on TV.

Vince Giordano’s music has featured in films and on TV.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (141 minutes) G

The most ambitious science-fiction film ever made, Stanley Kubrick's 1968 collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke begins at the dawn of human history, jumps forward to show a disastrous voyage to outer space and ends with an enigmatic vision of rebirth. As adventurous in form as in content, this is one for the ages. 70mm print. Astor, Sat 16 June and Sun 17 June, 2pm and 7.30pm.

Helen/Elastigirl is voiced by Holly Hunter in Incredibles 2.

Helen/Elastigirl is voiced by Holly Hunter in Incredibles 2.

LATE NIGHT BIZARRE (90 minutes) Unrated 18+

If you've sampled earlier editions of this annual collection of animated shorts, you should have some idea what to expect: primitive graphics, nonsensical storytelling, over-the-top scatology and gore. What emerges, at best, is a more recognisable picture of everyday life than you'll find in most things that pass for realism. Screens as part of the Melbourne International Animation Festival. ACMI, Sat 16 June, 9.30pm.

THE INCREDIBLES 2 (125 minutes)

Expertly constructed in the usual Pixar manner, Brad Bird's follow-up to his 2004 all-ages adventure about a superhero family combines thrillingly "impossible" action sequences – of the kind that can only be achieved through computer animation – with some thoughtful if unresolved reflections on what we get from stories about superheroes in the first place. General.

James Stewart and Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

James Stewart and Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

VINCE GIORDANO: THERE'S A FUTURE IN THE PAST (90 minutes) E

New York saxophonist and bandleader Vince Giordano, whose music has been featured in Woody Allen films and in TV's Boardwalk Empire, has devoted his career to preserving the "hot jazz" of the 1920s and '30s in its most authentic form. If that's up your alley, Amber Edwards and David Davidson's cheerful documentary guarantees a good time. Palace Balwyn and Palace Como, Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun, 1pm.

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was an instant classic.

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was an instant classic.

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