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Reform Magazine | October 22, 2019

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Reviews – October 2019

30/09/2019 |

Abuse in church

By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu)Directed by François OzonCertificate 15, 137 minutesLondon Film Festival, 5 and 6 OctoberReleased 25 October

Over two hours long, this gripping and hugely topical affair dramatises the scandal of child … Read More

Reviews – September 2019

23/08/2019 |

Birth in wartime

For SamaDirected by Waad al-Kateab and Edwards WattsCertificate 18, 96 minutesReleased 13 September

Waad is a spirited young woman studying at the University of Aleppo in Syria, who starts to document events on her own initiative … Read More

Reviews – July/August 2019

01/07/2019 |

Songs and lovers

Marianne & Leonard: Words of loveDirected by Nick BroomfieldCertificate tbc, 97 minutesReleased 26 July

On 29 July 2016 in Norway, a woman named Marianne Ihlen died aged 81. She is familiar to millions as the subject … Read More

Reviews – June 2019

28/05/2019 |

Shooting childhood

Last SummerDirected by Jon JonesCertificate 15, 97 minutesReleased 7 June

Rural Wales. The 70s. Four pre-teenage boys. Summer. And a reminder of the important place that relationships and families have in our everyday lives.

The four boys … Read More

Reviews – May 2019

29/04/2019 |

Soul music

Amazing GraceDirected by Alan Elliot and Sydney PollackCertificate PG, 87 minutesReleased 10 May

January 1972. The soul singer Aretha Franklin, an artist at her creative peak, decides to record an album of gospel music in the New Temple … Read More

Reviews – April 2019

01/04/2019 |

Painting to grasp God

At Eternity’s GateDirected by Julian SchnabelCertificate 12a, 111 minutesReleased 29 March

It’s quite a feat for a well-known actor with a well-known face to transform themselves into a cultural icon so thoroughly that you forget the … Read More