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…
released Friday March 13th, 2020
Bacurau – a settlement in rural Brazil – is shaken by the death of its matriarch.
But something strange is happening to the tight-knit village community – the water supply has been cut off, and the village has disappeared from satellite maps completely.
As they find themselves under threat from an unknown enemy, Bacurau braces itself for a brutal fight for its own survival.
An audacious, original and spectacularly violent blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory, this Winner of the 2019 Cannes Jury Prize is one to explore for those who enjoyed the recent genre-blending thriller Parasite.
Calm With Horses
released Friday March 13th, 2020
Ex-boxer Douglas “Arm” Armstrong is the faithful, and violent, right-hand man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out punishment at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna.
Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula, as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.
Torn between these two families, Arm’s loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.
Set in rural Ireland, Calm With Horses is a gripping debut film from director Nick Rowland, based on the novella by Colin Barrett, starring Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer).
released Friday March 20th, 2020
From director Hirokazu Kore-eda – who brought us one of the best films of 2018 with the standout social drama Shoplifters – The Truth is his first film set outside his native Japan, and as with the director’s previous work explores themes of relationships and family.
Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her.
When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns from New York to Paris with her husband (Ethan Hawke) and young child.
However, the reunion between mother and daughter quickly turns to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.
A sharp and funny battle of wits ensues between the mother-daughter duo, with Lumir taking issue with Fabienne’s rose-coloured version of the past, as their strained relationship takes a poignant journey toward possible reconciliation.
A charming, bold and relatable look at relationships with endless emotional insight, The Truth delivers a moving portrait of family dynamics with standout performances from its all-star cast, in the latest feature from masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.
– SPECIAL EVENT –
Reel Steel Cult Weekender 2020
Taking place Friday March 13th – Sunday March 15th, our film weekender brings cinema classics, 35mm screenings and cult movie favourites back to the big screen in the beautiful surroundings of Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.
Opening on Friday the 13th, with a 40th Anniversary screening of Friday the 13th (1980).
read our retrospective feature reviews on all the films screening over our weekender >here<.