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 to this month’s recommendations!


released Friday May 5th, 2017

Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) known for playing 1980’s British TV detective Mindhorn, works alongside the police to catch a serial killer who will only speak to Mindhorn – whom he believes to be real.
As the actor long past his prime returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs, he attempts for one last chance to reignite his glory days.


Alien: Covenant
released Friday May 12th, 2017

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise.
While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the Prometheus expedition, and when they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they find themselves in a deadly fight for survival.

This Alien prequel slots into the timeline of the sci-fi franchise following the events that took place in Prometheus, with a return to the Alien universe from director Ridley Scott.


The Red Turtle
released Friday May 26th, 2017

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

This animated feature is co-produced by the award winning and world renowned Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro), with a gripping story of survival and adventure, that reflects on the things most important in life.





The Lodger
with live soundtrack
Friday May 5th, 2017

A serial killer is on the loose in London and the city is on high alert.
Meanwhile, the mysterious new lodger at the home of Mr and Mrs Bunting starts to attract suspicion – could he be the man police are hunting for?

The Yorkshire Silent Film Festival opens with this screening at the Abbeydale Picture House – Sheffield’s Grade II listed 1920’s picture palace cinema, the perfect setting for this masterpiece from Alfred Hitchcock, which will also be accompanied by the performance of an original new soundtrack.

More information and tickets available here –



Man With A Movie Camera
with live soundtrack
Sunday May 7th, 2017

This 1929 groundbreaking documentary captures city life in the Soviet Union over the course of a single day.
It’s an engaging and pioneering film about making a film that had a profound influence on the development of cinematic art.

This screening will be accompanied by a live soundtrack from Sheffield’s own Ensemble 360 – a joint event between Music In The Round and the University of Sheffield Festival of Arts and Humanities.

More information and tickets available here –