Must See Movies: January

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 to this month’s recommendations!


released Sunday January 1st, 2017

The latest feature from director Martin Scorsese, is an adaptation of the novel ‘Silence’ by Shusaku Endo.
In the 17th century, two priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Liam Neeson), who is rumoured to have abandoned his faith.
At a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden, this is a powerful journey into the nature of faith.


La La Land
released Friday January 13th, 2017

La La Land is the follow-up feature to the Oscar nominated Whiplash from writer and director Damien Chazelle – it tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to get by in Los Angeles – a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.
This original modern-day musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.


released Friday January 20th, 2017

In the days following the assassination of President John F Kennedy, it was his wife Jackie Kennedy that represented the heart of America.
This film reconstructs this historic moment in time, centred around the LIFE magazine interview with the widow at the Kennedy family home.
Natalie Portman stars as the woman which history turned into an icon, as she fights through grief and trauma to define her husband’s legacy.


in cinemas Friday January 20th, 2017

Heralded as ‘the best gangster movie ever made’, this 4K restoration will be released in cinemas across the UK.
Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci – Martin Scorsese’s crime classic is one of modern cinema’s most influential films.


Ghost in the Shell
in cinemas Wednesday January 25th, 2017

Returning over 20 years after its initial UK release, Manga Entertainment (following the successful cinema re-release of the cult anime Akira in September last year) will be bringing this iconic and influential masterpiece back to cinemas for one night only.

In the year 2029, the world has been made borderless by the net, and with all people well-connected, crime has developed into an advanced stage through hacking into the interactive network.
Virtual law enforcement agents able to download themselves into cyborgs with incredible abilities, try to stop a powerful and mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master – capable of invading and manipulating cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest anime films of all time, and credited as a direct inspiration for The Matrix, this visually stunning and game-changing cyberpunk classic smashed the boundaries of traditional animation.

This is a rare opportunity to see this ground-breaking feature in its full cinematic glory – and a perfect way for those unfamiliar to introduce themselves to this influential masterpiece before the release of the live action remake starring Scarlett Johansson later this year.

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