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 film was inspired by the birth of your daughter — what…

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, horny, blackly hilarious in tone and one of my favourite cinema…

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 in the summer of 1948, the story is narrated by Dr…

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 Dr Goodman – a professor of Parapsychology whose scepticism of the…

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 a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

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. The story opens to the scene of our central character trying…

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 what you think…

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 its author and comic book writer, Mike Carey. We open to…

Friday High-5: Best Young Actors and Actresses

Words: J. Wood Recently we’ve seen the release of a triptych of films – Brooklyn, Kill Your Friends and Scout’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, all of which star some of the most promising acting talent under the age of thirty working today. Looking back at this year it has been astonishing to see some…