Best Films of 2017

2017 was a great year for cinema, and as the year comes to an end we’ve selected what we think are the best films released in the UK over the past year – click on the film title to see our review   The Florida Project An authentic story through a child’s eye-view   mother!…

The Florida Project

2017 Director: Sean Baker Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Mela Murder, Caleb Landry Jones Words: Joe H. With Florida being known as the “sunshine state”, thoughts of glitz, palm trees and the magic of Disney World are what come to mind when picturing this warm and sunny tourist destination….

The Disaster Artist

2017 Director: James Franco Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone, Ari Graynor, Jackie Weaver, Melanie Griffith Words: Manon Peyralade The Room, directed by Tommy Wiseau and released in 2003, is a notorious feature known for being a disastrous, hilariously bad film. Bad scripts, bad…

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

2017 Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp Words: Manon Peyralade With the divisive film mother! released around the same time, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer enters the competition of the most twisted, bizarre and intriguing films of the year. The opening scene…

Raw

2017 Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella Words: Manon Peyralade Julia Ducournau set the tone of her art with Junior, a short film depicting the physical metamorphosis of a young teenager. Staying on the same theme, Raw explores the difficulty and confusion of female sexuality for a young girl growing…

Get Out

2017 Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones Words: Josh Senior Jordan Peele’s debut directorial effort was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, arriving at an odd time for a horror release and pulled together on a shoe-string budget. Get Out is a breath of fresh…

Moonlight

2017 Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Jaden Piner Words: Josh Senior You’d like to hope that Moonlight is remembered for the genius piece of film-making that it is, as opposed to being the subject of all the Academy Awards…

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 what you think…

Mudbound

2017 Director: Dee Rees Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell Words: Christian Abbott There is a moment in Mudbound, one that would seem impossible for the post-war Mississippi setting, in which a friendship is born. One man is black and the other white; the two…

The Death of Stalin

2017 Director: Armando Iannucci Starring: Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine Words: Christian Abbott Armando Iannucci has once again proven that he is the master of contemporary political satire. With his widely celebrated shows “The Thick of It” and “Veep”, as well as the film “In the…

Thor: Ragnarok

2017 Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Carl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins Words: Christian Abbott You can’t help but feel sorry for Thor; he has never really managed to find his place. It’s widely agreed that his first two outings are not the highlights…

Must See Movies: November

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…