Tag: French

Titane

2021 Director: Julia Ducournau Cast: Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, Bertrand Bonello, Myriem Akheddiou, Lais Salameh Words – Rhiannon Topham. Titane, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning body horror film, is not for everyone. It is certainly not recommended for anyone prone to squeamishness, or… Continue Reading “Titane”

Petite Maman

2021 Director: Céline Sciamma Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne Words – Rhiannon Topham. Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to the masterful modern classic Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the beautiful, simple 72-minute drama Petite Maman. It opens with the protagonist,… Continue Reading “Petite Maman”

The French Dispatch

2021 Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Stephen Park, Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz, Owen Wilson, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Elisabeth Moss, Liev Schreiber, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Henry Winkler… Continue Reading “The French Dispatch”

Must See Movies: February

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: February”

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director: Céline Sciamma Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino Words – Rhiannon Topham Describing a film as a ‘historical drama’ conjures particularly priggish dress, dialogue and narrative, none of which is typically original or disruptive to the staid all ways of… Continue Reading “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Against The Tides

Director: Stefan Stuckert Words – Rhiannon Topham Beth French is one hell of a woman. Not only is she an accomplished athlete, but she’s an accomplished athlete living with the long-term neurological condition Myalgic Encephalomyeliti (ME, otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) who was… Continue Reading “Against The Tides”

120 BPM

Director: Robin Campillo Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Arnaud Valois Words – Jessica Piette Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM is an intimate, highly charged portrait of the Act Up movement in early 90’s Paris. Following a group of young queer activists, the… Continue Reading “120 BPM”

Raw

2017 Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella Words: Manon Peyralade Julia Ducournau set the tone of her art with Junior, a short film depicting the physical metamorphosis of a young teenager. Staying on the same theme, Raw explores the… Continue Reading “Raw”