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Reform Magazine | April 21, 2021

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Reviews – April 2021

26/03/2021 |

Spiritual wickedness

The DissidentDirected by Bryan FogelCertificate 12 (Amazon advisory), 119 minutesReleased on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland from 1 April 2021

On 2 October 2018, the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in … Read More

Reviews – March 2021

01/03/2021 |

Punk biopic

Poly Styrene: I am a clichéDirected by Celeste Bell and Paul SngCertificate 12a, 96 minutesReleased 5 March at www.modernfilms.comViewers can select a participating local cinema to share the revenue of the virtual box office

This documentary about the … Read More

Reviews – February 2021

29/01/2021 |

Not such a harmless prank

AssassinsDirected by Ryan WhiteCertificate 12, 104 minutesReleased 29 January, online

In 2017, Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia briefly became headline news when Kim Jong-nam, half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was … Read More

Reviews: December 2020 / January 2021

23/11/2020 | 1

The irredeemable flesh

PossessorDirected by Brandon CronenbergCertificate 18, 103 minutesReleased 27 November

The controversial director David Cronenberg has long been an exponent of something he calls ‘the new flesh’, ways that humanity might transcend its bodies. His son Brandon is … Read More

Reviews – November 2020

23/10/2020 |

Subdue the forest

WolfwalkersDirected by Tomm Moore and Ross StewartCertificate PG, 100 minutesReleased 30 October, then on Apple TVfrom 13 December

The tree cutters attempting to clear the forest around the walled town of Kilkenny, Ireland, live in fear of … Read More

Reviews – October 2020

28/09/2020 |

The Greta good

I am GretaDirected by Nathan Grossman98 minutesReleased on 16 October

Greta Thunberg is, without doubt, a remarkable young woman. And this is a remarkable film, although not perhaps for the reasons you might expect.

What’s remarkable is … Read More