Film Review: Follow a group of women determined to change the face of sailing, in outstanding doco Maiden

In the late 1980s, a young ship’s cook named Tracey Edwards had had enough. Sick of sailing’s impenetrable boys club, where women were barely tolerated on board – let alone in control on deck – she made an extraordinary decision. Edwards bought a boat, put together a team, and announced that she would be heading up the first all-female team to compete in the Whitbread Round The World Race.

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Film Review: Aussie coming-of-age flick Bilched hits all the right notes

Hal Thomas is finishing school and he’s ready for a monster night out with his friends. Sure, he’s been uninvited from the party, the girl he likes just wants to be mates, and he’s got a massive NADA audition coming up, but that’s not about to stop him. Turn up the Dune Rats, roll another joint, and watch out for those dickheads from Stox!

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Film Review: Delve into the life of a forgotten cinema great, in Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

If you were asked to name some of the greatest and most influential filmmakers, what names would spring to mind? Hitchcock, Kubrick, Spielberg, Tarantino? Perhaps Eisenstein or Chaplin? How about Alice Guy-Blaché? No? Luckily for you (and for Alice’s legacy), Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché is here to help.

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