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…

The Childhood Of A Leader

2015 – UK, France, Hungary Director: Brady Corbet Starring: Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Liam Cunningham Words: R. Topham On paper, the origin story of a fictitious fascist leader loosely inspired by Mussolini sounds very straight-to-DVD, and, as a (kind of) adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s story of the same name, there was a real danger it…

Must See Movies: September

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…

Suicide Squad

2016 – USA Director: David Ayer Starring: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis Words: S. Nix After DC’s deeply divisive Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad seems to be following the same vein in terms of a critical response. The studio has been struggling to come up with anything…

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…

Ghostbusters

2016 – USA Director: Paul Feig Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth Words: R. Topham From the theme song to the iconic one liners, the original Ghostbusters was one of the 20th century’s most recognisable hits. But the dedication and wrath of the film’s fans only became disturbingly evident when…

The Neon Demon

2016 – UK, France, Denmark, USA Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Bella Heathcote, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman Words: N. Scatcherd Nicolas Winding Refn’s vivid, neon-stained visual sensibilities and fetishistic eye for beauty are a perfect fit for the glitzy, glamorous, but ultimately cut-throat world of modelling. Sex and…

Tale of Tales

2016 – Italy, France, UK Director: Matteo Garrone Starring: Salma Hayak, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassell, Toby Jones Words: R. Topham Picture what Game of Thrones would be without the Northern accents, extreme misery and gore, and that’s kind of what Matteo Garrone’s adaptation of 17th century fairy tales by Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile is…

Must See Movies: July

We here at Reel Steel care about cinema, and as a result we care that you, our readership are going to see the very best that cinema has to offer.   Maggie’s Plan released July 8th, 2016 Greta Gerwig plays a young and independent New Yorker who decides to have a child on her own….

The Nice Guys

2016/ USA Director: Shane Black Starring: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Keith David, Beau Knapp, Yaya DaCosta, Margaret Qualley Words: N. Scatcherd Los Angeles, 1977. The mysterious death of a porn actress and the subsequent search for a young girl bring together two very different Private Investigators: hapless drunk Holland March (Ryan…