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Reform Magazine | January 22, 2022

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Reviews – December 2021/January 2022

29/11/2021 |

Love of money

House Of GucciDirected by Ridley ScottCertificate 15, 157 minutesReleased 26 November

Milan, 1978. Patrizia (Lady Gaga) meets Maurizio (Adam Driver) at a stylish party. She works in her stepfather’s transportation business. He is studying law, a member … Read More

Reviews – November 2021

02/11/2021 |

Desert visions

DuneDirected by Denis VilleneuveCertificate 12a, 155 minutesReleased 22 October

This adaptation of the phenomenally successful science fiction novel Dune boasts spaceships, political intrigue, a desert planet and giant sandworms. So, why review it in Reform? Because, in adapting … Read More

Reviews – October 2021

24/09/2021 |

State-sanctioned killing

Getting Away With Murder(s)Directed by David Nicholas WilkinsonCertificate 15, 175 minutesReleased 1 October

The industrial extermination of the Holocaust included most infamously some six million Jews but also smaller numbers of other groups including Poles, gay men, the … Read More

Reviews – September 2021

31/08/2021 |

A house of her own

HerselfDirected by Phyllida LloydCertificate 15, 97 minutesReleased 10 September

Herself has a brutal opening in which Sandra (Clare Dunne), a mother of two girls in Dublin, is physically assaulted by her husband Gary (Ian Lloyd … Read More

Reviews – July/August 2021

29/06/2021 |

Creator of the Moomins

ToveDirected by Zaida BergrothCertificate 12, 103 minutesReleased 9 July

The Swedish-speaking Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomins, a friendly family of trolls who live in Moominvalley, who … Read More

Reviews – June 2021

28/05/2021 |

A girl in both ports

After LoveDirected by Aleem KhanCertificate 12a, 89 minutesReleased in cinemas 4 June

The South Coast. Mary (Joanna Scanlan) is married to Ahmed (Nasser Memarzia), a ferry captain who regularly travels to France and back in … Read More