Best Films of 2018

2018 has been a great year for cinema, and as the year comes to an end we’ve selected our 10 Best Films of the Year – click on the film title to see our review. So, in no particular order…   Isle of Dogs the stop-motion animated feature with an all-star cast, telling a tale…

A Northern Soul

2018 A Northern Soul Director: Sean McAllister Words – Rhiannon Topham Sean McAllister returns to his native town of Hull in his new documentary A Northern Soul, a story which is reminiscent of the hardships depicted in his previous work A Syrian Love Story. McAllister brings the same kind of authenticity and sincerity to this…

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

2018 Directors: Bob Persichetti; Peter Ramsey; Rodney Rothman Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Mahershala Ali, John Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber, Lily Tomlin Words – Nathan Scatcherd It’s a good time to be a Spider-Man fan right now. The character got one of the most emotionally impactful moments in Infinity…

Shoplifters

2018 Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki Words – Joe H. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is an exploration of relationships from director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who previously explored similar themes in the acclaimed 2015 film Our Little Sister. Shoplifters centres…

Sorry To Bother You

2018 Director: Boots Riley Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Jermaine Fowler, Steven Yeun, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, David Cross (voice), Patton Oswalt (voice) Words – Nathan Scatcherd I want to be able to recommend Sorry to Bother You wholeheartedly. Its brand of dark absurdist comedy should be right up my proverbial street, with…

Cult Corner: A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin

1971 Director: Lucio Fulci Starring: Florinda Balkan, Stanley Baker, Leo Genn, Jean Sorel, George Rigaud, Anita Strindberg Words – Nathan Scatcherd A little-seen entry in the filmography of Italian director Lucio Fulci (his better known films include The Beyond, Don’t Torture a Duckling and Zombi 2), A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin carries the classic…

Must See Movies: December

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 this month’s recommendations……

Skate Kitchen

2018 Director: Crystal Moselle Starring: The Skate Kitchen Words – Joe H. In the first narrative feature from Crystal Moselle, director of acclaimed documentary The Wolfpack, we follow the real life all-female skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen, in an almost documentary-like look at youth, friendship and the sometimes misrepresented skateboarding culture. A lonely suburban teenager…

Assassination Nation

2018 Director: Sam Levinson Starring: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Joel McHale, Bill Skarsgård Words – Nathan Scatcherd If you’re lucky, every once in a while you’ll come across a film which completely blindsides you. A film you’re maybe interested in, sure, but it nonetheless manages to reveal itself to be so much…

Suspiria (2018)

2018 Director: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper Words – Carly Stevenson Luca Guadagnino’s bold reimagining of the 1977 cult classic is a strange beast. Equal parts gorgeous and grotesque, Suspiria (2018) takes the bare bones of Argento’s original film and adds new layers of flesh. The…

Suspiria (1977)

1977 Director: Dario Argento Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Flavio Bulci, Miguel Bosé, Udo Kier Words – Nathan Scatcherd It’s generally agreed that Suspiria is something of a touchstone in horror cinema, and with the fortuitous timing of Luca Guadagnino’s impending ‘reimagining’, it’s a good time to creep yourself out with…