Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Now in its 25th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary festival, screening compelling stories from across the world. Taking place in Sheffield June 7th – 12th 2018, the festival prides itself in diversity, with the tagline – What’s Your Story? Here’s our selection of 12 films from the over 200 features you can…

Must See Movies: May

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…

Avengers: Infinity War

2018 Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Dinklage, Josh Brolin Words – Nathan Scatcherd So here we are. Ten years since Nick Fury appeared in…

120 BPM

Director: Robin Campillo Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Arnaud Valois Words – Jessica Piette Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM is an intimate, highly charged portrait of the Act Up movement in early 90’s Paris. Following a group of young queer activists, the film depicts their battle with pharmaceutical giants and the state for…

Ghost Stories

2018 Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman Starring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther Words – Carly Stevenson Adapted by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman from their popular stage play, Ghost Stories is a sharp horror anthology in three chapters presided over by Dr Goodman – a professor of Parapsychology whose scepticism of the…

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

2018 Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Words – Joe H. The dearly loved Studio Ghibli announced it was stopping production in 2014, with Hayao Miyazaki announcing his retirement, and now with the recent passing of Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (director of Grave of the Fireflies and The Tale of Princess Kaguya), you would be forgiven for…

A Quiet Place

2018 Director: John Krasinski Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Words – Nathan Scatcherd A Quiet Place is an interesting film to watch at the cinema, specifically. At the screening I attended, the place was almost full, and as a steady stream of people came in I noticed a lot of popcorn,…

Must See Movies: April

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…

Isle of Dogs

2018 Director – Wes Anderson Starring – Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Kunichi Nomura, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig Words – Rhiannon Topham Only Wes Anderson’s zany aptitude for endearing repartee could enchant an adult audience awaiting an animated film about dogs, with an opening foreword that…

Fantastic Mr Fox

2012 Director: Wes Anderson Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Adrien Brody, Wes Anderson Words – Rhiannon Topham “And so it begins…” These are the prophetic words of the titular vulpine as our Fantastic Mr. Fox derails the settled life he has built for…

Annihilation

2018 – UK, USA Director: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny Words: Josh Senior It’s safe to say the release of Annihilation has caused some controversy, so let’s address the issue head on. Paramount’s decision to deny the film a worldwide theatrical release and dump…

Mom and Dad

Director – Brian Taylor Starring – Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Robert Cunningham, Olivia Crocicchia, Brionne Davis, Lance Henriksen Words: Nathan Scatcherd There are fewer things in cinema more wonderful – more at once mystifying and mesmerising – than Nicolas Cage in full-on freakout mode. Mom and Dad continues this proud tradition…