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…
Sorry We Missed You
released Friday November 1st, 2019
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash.
An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with the chance to work as a self employed delivery driver, but it turns out the zero-hours job offers no support, no benefits and workers must meet unreasonable targets.
The family unit is strong but when Ricky and his wife are pulled in different directions, everything comes to a breaking point.
Director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and the award-winning team behind I, DANIEL BLAKE, return with another vital story for our times – a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.
released Friday November 15th, 2019
Marriage Story is a film about breaking up, while trying to keep it together.
A reflection of something we already know and recognise, perhaps have even felt and experienced personally, but seldom have the capacity to express or represent in a genuine or meaningful way.
See our review from the 2019 BFI Film Festival >here<.
released Friday November 29th, 2019
This story follows Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi), a young Irish convict who seeks vengeance for the brutal murder of her family at the hands of the cruel Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) and his men.
Clare enlists the help of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), who agrees to guide her through the bush in pursuit of Hawkins in exchange for payment.
Her initial hostility towards Billy softens as she acknowledges the parallels between their plights: both have had their family, homeland, language, freedom and dignity stripped away by the British.
The Nightingale from director Jennifer Kent delivers exceptional performances, in a film that is not only haunting and powerful, but vital.
See our review from Celluloid Screams 2019 >here<.