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Reform Magazine | April 26, 2017

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Reviews – April 2017

March 27, 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

February 27, 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

January 30, 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

Reviews – December 2016/January 2017

November 30, 2016 |

A hero on trial

Sully Directed by Clint Eastwood Certificate 12a, 96 minutes Released on 2 December

On 15 January 2009, in New York City, a commercial passenger aircraft in trouble managed to land safely on the … Read More

Reviews – November 2016

November 1, 2016 |

Stories to help find Jesus through John

The Gospel of John: The Gospel of relationship Jean Vanier Darton, Longman and Todd £9.99 ISBN: 9780232532555

Jean Vanier’s new book reminded me of the New Testament letters of John: all four works … Read More

Reviews – October 2016

September 20, 2016 |

Quiet please!

In Pursuit of Silence Directed by Patrick Shen 81 minutes Released on 21 October

This non-narrative film falls somewhere between a documentary and a meditation on its subject, silence. It opens with an image of a tree … Read More