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Reform Magazine | August 14, 2020

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Reviews – July/August 2020

26/06/2020 |

The new normal?

Fanny Lye Deliver’dDirected by Thomas ClayCertificate 18, 110 minutesReleased digitally on 26 June

Shropshire, 1657. The aftermath of the English Civil War and a time when ideas about politics, relationships, religion and society are up for grabs. … Read More

Reviews – June 2020

29/05/2020 |

Twenty shorts

The Uncertain KingdomVarious UK directorsCertificate 15, 20 x ten minutes approximatelyReleased online from 1 June: BFI Player, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Curzon Home Cinema

Why watch one film when you can watch 20?

The Uncertain Kingdom is … Read More

Reviews – May 2020

24/04/2020 |

The space race

AstronautDirected by Shelagh McLeodCertificate PG, 97 minutesReleased 27 April on most UK movie streaming platforms

At 75, Angus Stewart (Richard Dreyfuss) moves into his daughter’s family home for medical reasons. With three generations living on top of … Read More

Reviews – April 2020

30/03/2020 |

Gang life

County LinesDirected by Henry BlakeCertificate 15, 90 minutesReleased 17 April

‘Do you know what an acceptable loss is?’, a voice asks a teenage boy. ‘In your business, you’re the acceptable loss.’ County Lines may be this year’s hardest … Read More

Reviews – March 2020

21/02/2020 |

Tramps like us

RunDirected by Scott GrahamCertificate tbc, 77 minutesReleased 13 March

Finnie (Mark Stanley) hates his job in a fish factory in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. He and his wife Katie (Amy Manson) have Springsteen’s legend ‘Born to Run’ tattooed on … Read More

Reviews – February 2020

24/01/2020 |

Poor family, rich family

ParasiteDirected by Bong Joon HoCertificate 15, 132 minutesReleased 7 February

With income inequality on the rise in the UK, this Oscar-nominated, edge-of-the seat thriller from South Korea couldn’t be more pertinent. A poor family struggling to … Read More