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Reform Magazine | January 25, 2020

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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

Reviews – December 2019/January 2020

22/11/2019 |

Faithful Leader’s life

A Better Ambition: Confessions of a faithful liberalTim FarronSPCK£19.99 (hardback)ISBN: 9780281083589

Context is hugely important. It shapes the way that we engage with the world around us, and our own faith. With that in mind, it was … Read More

Reviews – November 2019

01/11/2019 |

Struggling with the gig economy

Sorry We Missed YouDirected by Ken LoachCertificate 15, 101 minutesReleased 1 November

Newcastle. In need of a job, Ricky (Kris Hitchen) signs up with the parcel delivery firm PDF as a delivery driver. His status: … Read More

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