Must See Movies: February

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!


The Shape Of Water
released Friday February 16th, 2018

From master story teller Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth), comes this other-worldly fairy tale, set against 1960’s Cold War era America.
In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.
However her life is forever changed when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment – a mysterious, scaled creature living in a watertank.

With 13 Oscar and 12 BAFTA nominations, The Shape Of Water looks set to be a highlight of the cinematic calendar.



Black Panther
released Friday February 16th, 2018

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who after the events of Captain America: Civil War returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.
However, when an old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s position as King and Black Panther soon come under threat from forces outside and within, and he must fight to protect his land and people while being drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of the world at risk.

Ahead of the new phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this feature leads into the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War due later this year.



Lady Bird
released Friday February 23rd, 2018

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school student with a reputation for being on the “wrong side of the tracks”, her rebellious ways are causing major clashes with her mum (Laurie Metcalf), and straining their already rocky relationship.
This indie comedy-drama is a smart coming-of-age tale that depicts pivotal phases in a teenager’s life – a first romance, applying to University, and moving into adulthood.

From writer/director Greta Gerwig comes this highly acclaimed directorial debut, with 5 Oscar nominations including Best Director (making her just the fifth woman in history to receive a Best Director nomination), this is an authentic character story with a cast including Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).





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2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the most iconic animated films to be produced by the world renowned Studio Ghibli – My Neighbour Totoro.
To celebrate this, Reel Steel will present a special 35mm film screening of this animated masterpiece at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.

This now SOLD-OUT event is a rare opportunity to see a Studio Ghibli feature on 35mm –

see our feature film review >here<