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Reform Magazine | January 26, 2021

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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

Reviews – September 2020

29/08/2020 |

A plea for honesty

Yes, God, YesDirected by Karen MaineCertificate 15, 77 minutesReleased digitally on 17 August

Despite its provocative title suggesting a racy sex comedy about religion, this is actually a gentle independent film exploring the everyday inadequacies of … Read More

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