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A Century Late, a Giant of Early Cinema Gets Her Closeup - The New York Times

When you think about the titans of classic film, who comes to mind? Go ahead, take a few minutes. No matter how long your list, it’s a fair bet that the French filmmaker Alice Guy Blaché - one of cinema’s earliest and most influential pioneers - didn’t make the cut.

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‘Be Natural’ Review: Rescuing Alice Guy Blaché, a Film Pioneer, From Oblivion - The New York Times

“Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché” seeks both to help rescue Guy Blaché from oblivion and to explain how she got there in the first place.

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'Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache': Film Review | Cannes 2018

In making this documentary, Green has given voice to a woman who certainly deserves a great deal of attention and credit for her achievements – hopefully also inciting more investigation into women who’ve been overlooked.

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The Coming Back Out Ball Movie review: Having a gay old time

4 stars - Sydney Morning Herald - By Sandra Hall

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Reflections In The Dust selected for 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

The controversial film from 23-year-old director Luke Sullivan continues its impressive festival run.

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Oscars: Ukraine Selects 'Donbass' for Foreign-Language Category - The Hollywood Reporter

Ukraine has selected Sergei Loznitsa's Donbass, a drama centered on an ongoing military conflict in East Ukraine, for the best foreign-language film Oscar race.

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Audiences warned ahead of Australian Premiere of ‘Reflections In The Dust’

Reflections In The Dust will have its Australian debut on October 20 at Event Cinemas George Street as part of the 5th Annual Sydney SciFi Festival.

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Luke Sullivan and Sarah Houbolt: Reflecting on Reflections in the Dust

Dov Kornits and Travis Johnson from FilmInk interview Director Luke Sullivan and lead actress Sarah Houbolt.

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Storm Ashwood’s thriller ‘The School’ teaches scary life lessons

Don Groves from Inside Film reviews The School.

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Direct from Cannes: Donbass to screen at New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

Ukrainian documentarian and writer/director Sergei Loznitsa takes a sprawling dark comedy, with a vast ensemble cast, to evoke purposely manufactured social breakdown in the Donbass region of his homeland.

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The Backlot Films is set to release Donbass in Australia

Donbass was selected as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where it was also awarded Best Director (Sergei Loznitsa) in this category.

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James McAvoy is best actor of his generation, says Wim Wenders

The three-time Oscar nominee, who directed Buena Vista Social Club, said on Sunday the Briton landed the role in his latest film Submergence because of his extraordinary talent. Speaking at the movie’s world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, the Paris, Texas director told the Press Association: “I think he is the best actor of his generation.

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AACTA introduces awards for best indie film and casting

Among the likely contenders are John V Soto’s sci-fi thriller The Gateway, which launches on Thursday on 10 screens via The Backlot and is performing strongly on VOD in the US where it is ranked at No. 6 on Amazon Prime Video’s most popular titles this year - by Don Groves from Inside Film.

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The Gateway Official Selection at London Sci Fi

Samera Entertainment, who manage Australian director John V. Soto, are delighted to announce that his sci-fi movie about parallel worlds, THE GATEWAY (aka Alpha Gateway in North America) starring Jacqueline McKenzie (Deep Blue Sea, The 4400) and Myles Pollard (Drift, Looking for Grace) has received Official Selection for the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film (London Sci Fi).

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Submergence film review by The Hollywood Reporter

James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander play separated lovers in Wim Wenders' romance, his most broadly accessible fiction film in ages.