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Beloit alum plans all-female feature film

In 1896, Alice Guy-Blache directed one of the world’s first ever narrative films, La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy). For the next 10 years, it’s guessed by historians that she was probably the only female director in the world. Female representation behind the camera

The dubious return of Mel Gibson

A historical drama set in Japan, in which the spiritual struggles of a foreign protagonist played by Andrew Garfield provides the central concern of the plot. A passion project stuck in development hell for numerous years made by a controversial director who had previously filmed

Review: ‘La La Land’ poised to sweep Oscars

From the director that brought us the Academy Award winning movie Whiplash, comes another Oscar bound movie, La La Land, the story of a struggling actress and jazz musician trying to make it big in Hollywood. La La Land presents us with a plot that

Review: ‘Rogue One’ experiments, underwhelms

It has been more than a month since I saw Rogue One, the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise, and I still cannot decide if I was pleasantly surprised or a little disappointed. I suppose it was a little of both. On many

Review: ‘Arrival’ deserving of Academy recognition

To date, no science fiction films have ever collected the top prize of Best Picture at the Academy Awards. With any luck, that might just change this year thanks to Arrival, a heady and stunning slice of hard sci-fi that strokes just about every cinematic