Must See Movies: July

  At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you…

Okja

2017 Director: Bong Joon-ho Starring: Seo-hyeon Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Shirley Henderson Words: Joe H. Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director whose previous credits include the critically acclaimed films The Host, Snowpiercer and Mother, being known for creating features with a strong subject matter,…

Wonder Woman

2017 – USA Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright Words: Christian Abbott The superhero movie is a staple of cinema; it has been now for over a decade. Year after year there is a deluge of films centered around some of our favourite…

Berlin Syndrome

2017 Director: Cate Shortland Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt Words: Carly Stevenson Cate Shortland’s third feature follows Australian backpacker Clare as she photographs DDR architecture on a solo trip to Germany. Shortly after arriving in Berlin, she meets charismatic teacher Andi, who happens to live alone in an abandoned apartment block. Alarm bells ring, but…

Net Picks: War Machine

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies currently playing on Netflix. With Netflix Originals now giving directors more finance, and more freedom to create the stories they want. This area is the fastest emerging market in film and offers a real alternative to film-making traditions. We’ll be looking each week…

Must See Movies: June

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

Must See Movies 2017 (so far)

As we reach the mid-point of our cinematic journey through 2017, we take our annual look back at the first six months of the year, to review what we think are the best six films we have seen so far. The Academy Awards always make it such a tough decision with the depth in quality…

Alien: Covenant

2017 – USA/UK Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Guy Pearce Words: Nathan Scatcherd Alien Covenant is an alternately entertaining and irritating entry in the franchise; it hits all the beats you would expect of an Alien movie, often feeling like a lot…

Cult Corner: The Trip

1967 – USA Director: Roger Corman Starring: Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, Susan Strasberg, Salli Sachse Words: Nathan Scatcherd The Trip is a fascinating little oddity; written by Jack Nicholson (!) and directed by B-movie trash king Roger Corman, it is a quintessentially Sixties psychedelic experience, examining the relationship between the ideals of the buttoned…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

2017 – USA Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff Words: Nathan Scatcherd Originally conceived as Marvel’s intergalactic ‘B team’, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved to be one of the most popular films the studio has put out so far…

Alien

1979 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, Bolaji Badejo Words: N. Scatcherd Living as we do in the year 2017, it’s difficult to imagine the sheer force Alien must have had upon audiences when it was released back in 1979. Coming seemingly…

Prometheus

2012 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce Words: N. Scatcherd Prometheus is a film which, from its inception, seemed like it was being made up on the spot. It was announced as a straight Alien prequel; and then as a story…