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Reform Magazine | August 18, 2019

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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

Reviews – March 2019

22/02/2019 |

She’s different from us

BorderDirected by Ali AbbasiCertificate 15, 110 minutesReleased 8 March

Tina (Eva Melander) works at a port for the Swedish customs service and is able to sniff out illegal items, be they alcohol smuggled by underage … Read More

Reviews – February 2019

25/01/2019 |

Standup for the underclass

JellyfishDirected by James GardnerCertificate 15, 101 minutesReleased 15 February

Margate. Sarah (Liv Hill), a 15-year-old schoolgirl, acts as mother to her younger siblings, Marcus and Lucy – getting them up in the mornings, taking them to … Read More