Blaze (out Aug 25) is a moving, effective Australian drama about a 12-year-old girl who witnesses a traumatic event and relies on a series of fantasies to help cope. Directed by artist-turned-filmmaker Del Kathryn Barton (she won the Archibald Prize in 2008 and 2013), this is movie that impresses at all levels - from the subtle performances to the striking imagery. Grade: A-.