Dark Suns – director interview

Dark Suns is an unrelenting investigation into mass disappearances across Mexico, urging you to pay attention. See our feature review of the film >here<. We interviewed director Julien Elie following the film’s UK Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.   Reel Steel: My first question really is where the motivation to make this film came from…

Dark Suns

Dark Suns Director: Julien Elie Words – Rhiannon Topham Sometimes you watch a documentary and it leaves such a profound imprint on your mind, you kick yourself for having been so ignorant to the subject matter before viewing. Dark Suns, director Julien Elie’s first film in 15 years, is one of those documentaries. A haunting…

Assassination Nation

2018 Director: Sam Levinson Starring: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Joel McHale, Bill Skarsgård Words – Nathan Scatcherd If you’re lucky, every once in a while you’ll come across a film which completely blindsides you. A film you’re maybe interested in, sure, but it nonetheless manages to reveal itself to be so much…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Director: Martin McDonagh Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones, Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Sandy Martin Words: Nathan Scatcherd Playwright and director Martin McDonagh appears – like most creative types – to be fixated on certain recurring themes: sin and redemption; the fundamental murkiness of morality; and pitch black comedy…

The Death of Stalin

2017 Director: Armando Iannucci Starring: Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine Words: Christian Abbott Armando Iannucci has once again proven that he is the master of contemporary political satire. With his widely celebrated shows “The Thick of It” and “Veep”, as well as the film “In the…

It Comes At Night

2017 Director: Trey Edward Shultz Starring: Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo, Griffin Robert Faulkner Words: Nathan Scatcherd Judging by the trailers, one could be forgiven for feeling like they’d seen It Comes at Night before. A mysterious, highly contagious virus has taken hold of the world. A family (Edgerton,…

Must See Movies: August

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…

View From The Day – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016 Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne Words: J. Harris Batman v Superman was always going to have a tricky birth, having comic book stories of various incarnations in decades gone by (our title characters have met many times before), and becoming one…