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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (2018): Review by Contributing Editor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Move over, Hugo! Pamela B. Greene’s new documentary on Alice Guy-Blache will give another parent of cinema the spotlight, after cimematic history has been dominated by the Lumiere brothers and Georges Melies for too long. Watch this film to see not only Guy-Blache but also the many Hollywood luminaries Green interviews about her. (GPG: 5/5) […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

MONEY MONSTER

“Lee Gates” (George Clooney) aka “The Wizard of Wall Street” is the host of the successful financial television program called Money Monster. Lee is famous for telling his viewers how and when to invest, but when a bad call loses people millions, enraged investor “Kyle Budwell” (Jack O’Connell) takes it upon himself to get answers. […]

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Reviews: B-D

CARNAGE

Overly-stagey version of Broadway Tony-winner. Playwright Yasmina Reza adapted her own script & director Polanski decided to do keep it “as is” without any opening up. Too bad. The core is a fascinating tale of two couples trying to maintain “civilized” behavior after their sons become involved in a schoolyard fight, but what works on […]

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Reviews: B-D

THE BEAVER

“Walter Black”” (Mel Gibson) is stuck at the bottom of an all-consuming depressive cycle, and his wife “”Meredith”” (Jodie Foster) has lost hope. Then Walter discovers a ratty old hand puppet, and a miracle occurs: Walter is able to reclaim his voice through “the beaver.” Beaver’s ebullient personality lifts Walter from the depths and starts […]

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