Must See Movies: October

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…

 

Joker
released Friday October 4th, 2019

Arthur Fleck, is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.
A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night… but finds the joke always seems to be on him.
Caught in a cyclical existence between reality and madness, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here, Walk The Line, Her) in the titular role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Heat) as TV host Murray Franklin, in this original, standalone fictional story around the iconic arch nemesis.

 

The Last Black Man In San Francisco
released Friday October 25th, 2019

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco.
Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made – and kept alive – by the people who love them.

 

MONOS
released Friday October 25th, 2019

In the remote mountains of South America, a group of child soldiers watch over a hostage and wait for instruction.
They pass time with training exercises, games and tribal rituals.
But after events drive the group into the jungle, both their task and the bonds between them begin to fall apart.

With a visceral score by Mica Levi (Jackie, Under The Skin), and having gained comparisons to Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies for its surreal environment and unforgiving wilderness, MONOS is a vivid, breathtaking film from director Alejandro Landes, delivering one of the most talked about films of the year.

 

– SPECIAL EVENT –

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Audiences around the UK can book for special preview screenings of Martin Scorsese’s latest film – The Irishman.
Broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday October 13th, featuring red carpet footage and interviews from the BFI Film Festival Closing Night Gala.

The Irishman is Martin Scorsese’s ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro, with the master filmmaker returning to the genre he has helped define, with a mystery that has never been solved.

Who killed Jimmy Hoffa?
A labour leader and the infamous head of the Teamsters union, whose connections with organised crime were wide ranging, his career ended with a conviction for jury tampering, attempted bribery and fraud, but he was pardoned by President Nixon in 1971. Not long after, he disappeared.
Declared legally dead in 1982, various theories have circulated as to what happened to him. Few are as convincing as that told by Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.

Presented through Sheeran’s (Robert De Niro) memories of his criminal past, the film brings together a favoured megawatt cast, all on exceptional form: the former Goodfellas pairing of De Niro and Joe Pesci (out of retirement here for Scorsese), with Al Pacino appearing for the first time in a Scorsese film as Jimmy Hoffa, alongside Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham and Anna Paquin.

Details here:

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/irishmanukwidescreenings

 

 

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Set in November 2019, Blade Runner (1982) comes to Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.
Featured in a double-bill screening with another sci-fi classic set in 2019 – The Running Man (1987).

Details here: bit.ly/344pHWk

 


 

 

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