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Reform Magazine | June 26, 2022

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Reviews July/August 2022

24/06/2022 |

Transformed by an atrocity

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In TimeDirected by Robert B. Weide, Dan ArgottCertificate tbc, 127 minutesReleased 22 July (cinemas and digital platforms)

The late Kurt Vonnegut claims that after touching a tree trunk he saw the bombing of … Read More

Reviews June 2022

28/05/2022 |

Helping a loved one to die

Everything Went FineDirected by François OzonCertificate 15, 113 minutesReleased 17 June

France. Two daughters, Emmanuèle and Pascale Bernheim (Sophie Marceau and Géraldine Pailhas), visit their 85-year-old father André Bernheim (André Dussollier) as he recovers … Read More

Reviews May 2022

27/04/2022 |

Glum heroes

BenedictionDirected by Terence DaviesCertificate 12a, 137 minutesReleased 20 May

Films about poets are few; however, the director Terence Davies has now made two in a row as different as their historical subjects. The earlier A Quiet Passion (Reform, … Read More

Reviews April 2022

28/03/2022 |

Sins of the flesh

BenedettaDirected by Paul VerhoevenCertificate 18, 131 minutesReleased 15 April

The Dutch director Paul Verhoeven revels in controversy. In Hollywood, he pushed the boundaries of taste with the violent Robocop in 1987 and the sexually explicit Basic … Read More

Reviews March 2022

25/02/2022 | 1

Romantic self-doubt

CyranoDirected by Joe WrightCertificate 12a, 124 minutesReleased 25 February

Edmond Rostand’s 1897 romantic play Cyrano de Bergerac concerns a man who, because of his long nose, considers himself too ugly to tell the girl of his dreams and … Read More

Reviews February 2022

28/01/2022 |

On being a refugee

FleeDirected by Jonas Poher RasmussenCertificate 15, 83 minutesReleased 11 February

There have been animated films about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan before, including The Breadwinner (reviewed in Reform, June 2018), but Flee is different. It … Read More