Must See Movies: July

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…

 

First Reformed
released Friday July 13th, 2018

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small church in upstate New York.
Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation.

When a pregnant woman (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.

From writer-director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and timely.

 

Racer and the Jailbird
released Friday July 13th, 2018

When Gino meets Benedicte, it’s love at first sight.
She works in the family business, and drives racing cars on circuits. He seems like a regular guy… but he hides a secret.

As his involvement in the criminal underworld takes hold, the two must fight for their love against fate, reason and weakness in this high octane romantic crime thriller starring Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) and Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour).

 

A Prayer Before Dawn
released Friday July 20th, 2018

A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer imprisoned in Thailand’s notorious prison system.

He is immediately thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out.
Embarking on a relentless journey from one savage fight to the next, he must stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to preserve his life and regain his freedom.

Filmed in an actual Thai prison with a cast of real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.

 


 

 

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