Must See Movies: February 2019

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…

 

Burning
released Friday February 1st, 2019

Adapted from a short story by the critically-acclaimed author Haruki Murakami, Burning follows the story of deliveryman Jongsu, who is out on a job when he runs into a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks a favour of him while she takes time away, and upon her return, introduces him to someone she met during her trip.
As the group spend more time together, Jongsu slowly gets to know this new visitor, in this beguiling and mysterious story.

 

 

 

If Beale Street Could Talk
released Friday February 8th, 2019

In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish is in love with Fonny, the father of her unborn child.
When Fonny is falsely accused and arrested for a crime he did not commit, Tish and their families look to clear his name as they dream of a future together.

A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (director of Moonlight) brings his adaptation of James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel to the screen.

If Beale Street Could Talk is both BAFTA and Oscar nominated for Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

 

 

 

Capernaum
released Friday February 22nd, 2019

After running away from his neglectful parents, a streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy named Zain sues his parents for bringing him into the world.
The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family, forced to live by his wits in order to survive the dangers of the city streets.

Capernaum is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, employing a cast of non-professional actors and filmed on the streets of the Lebanese capital, this is a compassionate and unforgettable film.

Capernaum is both BAFTA and Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

 

 


 

 

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