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Reform Magazine | August 23, 2017

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Reviews – July/August 2017

30/06/2017 |

Love crosses the cultural divide

The Big Sick Directed by Michael Showalter Certificate 15, 119 minutes Released 28 July

A stand-up comedian who moonlights as an Uber driver, Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) meets Emily (Zoe Kazan) at one of his gigs. … Read More

Reviews – June 2017

26/05/2017 |

Meet the Trinity

The Shack Directed by Stuart Hazeldine Certificate 12a, 132 minutes Released 9 June

Mack (Sam Worthington) takes his kids on a camping trip with friends. Tragedy threatens to strike when the canoe of his daughter Katie and … Read More

Reviews – May 2017

02/05/2017 |

Healing the divide between nations

Frantz Directed by François Ozon Certificate 12a, 113 minutes Released 12 May

Shot largely in ravishing black and white to recreate a time before colour photography existed – although occasional colour enhances … Read More

Reviews – April 2017

27/03/2017 |

Nonconformist poet

A Quiet Passion Directed by Terence Davies Certificate tbc, 126 minutes Released 7 April

A stern matriarch divides a school room of young women into those who are saved on one side and those who hope to be … Read More

Reviews – March 2017

27/02/2017 |

Meet our radical forebears

The Leveller Revolution John Rees Verso £25 (hardback) ISBN: 9781784783884

 

Historians have long debated the significance of the Levellers’ contribution to the English revolution. In this meticulous, thoroughly researched book (it has grown out … Read More

Reviews – February 2017

30/01/2017 |

Conscientious cooperator

Hacksaw Ridge Directed by Mel Gibson Certificate 15, 131 minutes Released 27 January

As a Seventh Day Adventist, Desmond Doss (Silence’s Andrew Garfield) believes passionately that killing others is against the law of God. This gets him into … Read More