Tag: British

Dog Soldiers

2002 Director: Neil Marshall Starring: Emma Cleasby, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee Words: Scott Burns. . “Six Men. Full Moon. No Chance.” Making a long-overdue appearance on UK Blu-ray and streaming is Neil Marshall’s lad’s-mag inflected and gore-soaked horror debut Dog Soldiers from… Continue Reading “Dog Soldiers”

Ammonite

2020 Director: Francis Lee Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Fiona Shaw, Claire Rushbrook, Alec Secareanu, Sarah White Words – Denise Hobart Ammonite imagines a passionate love affair between the self-taught pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning and her friend Charlotte Murchison. Anning’s… Continue Reading “Ammonite”

Irene’s Ghost – interview with director

A moving film exploring loss and relationships, Irene’s Ghost is a standout documentary. We interviewed director Iain Cunningham at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield about this deeply personal story. See our full review of the film >here<.   Reel Steel: I read that this… Continue Reading “Irene’s Ghost – interview with director”

In Fabric

2019 Director: Peter Strickland Starring: Marianne Jean–Baptiste, Fatma Mohamed, Leo Bill, Hayley Squires, Gwendoline Christie, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram Words – Nathan Scatcherd The latest film from Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke of Burgundy), In Fabric is a wonderful oddity – bizarre,… Continue Reading “In Fabric”

The Little Stranger

2018 Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling Words – Carly Stevenson Faithfully adapted from the 2009 gothic novel by Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger is an elegant haunted house drama set against the backdrop of postwar Britain. Beginning… Continue Reading “The Little Stranger”

Ghost Stories

2018 Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman Starring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther Words – Carly Stevenson Adapted by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman from their popular stage play, Ghost Stories is a sharp horror anthology in three chapters presided over by… Continue Reading “Ghost Stories”

Must See Movies: May

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… Continue Reading “Must See Movies: May”

I, Daniel Blake

2016 – UK Director – Ken Loach Starring – Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann Words – Joe H.   I, Daniel Blake is a return to the arena of social issues in British society from the acclaimed film director, Ken Loach.… Continue Reading “I, Daniel Blake”

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… Continue Reading “Must See Movies: October”

The Girl With All The Gifts

2016 – UK Director – Colm McCarthy Starring – Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Fisayo Akinade Words – Joe H.   This British zombie film is an adaptation of the book of the same name  – written for the screen by… Continue Reading “The Girl With All The Gifts”