Mid90s

Director: Jonah Hill Starring: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie Words – Christian Abbott While being born in the 90s, I always considered myself a 2000s kid. One of my earliest memories is seeing the millennium come in, and all my experiences of adolescence came…

You Were Never Really Here

Director: Lynne Ramsay Starring: Joaquin Phoenix; Ekaterina Samsonov; John Doman; Judith Roberts; Frank Pando; Alex Manette; Alessandro Nivola Words – Nathan Scatcherd Based on the novella by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here is an unremittingly intense examination of a man not quite so much ‘on edge’ as ‘constantly dangling over the edge by…

Call Me By Your Name

Director: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois Words – Christian Abbott Set during the Summer of 1983, “somewhere in Northern Italy”, the summer heat radiates through the frame, you can’t help but want to be there as you watch the breath-taking cinematography and, of course,…

Blade Runner 2049

2017 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista Words: Christian Abbott With the original Blade Runner, Ridley Scott created a dark, art deco infused world. A world bathed in rain and neon in equal measure, defining the now prominent sub-genre of…

The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China

1982 & 1986 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Kurt Russell Words: Oliver Innocent A veritable titan of horror, John Carpenter is perhaps the most revered of the filmmakers to emerge during that golden period of genre-defining horror films in the 1970s. Carpenter’s films are amongst the most fondly-remembered of the era, due in large to his…

Dunkirk

2017 Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Jack Lowden Words: Joe H. The events of the evacuation of Allied troops in 1940 from the beaches of Dunkirk as enemy forces approached are told here through three intertwining 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 a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

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

Taxi Driver soundtrack

Taxi Driver – 1976 Director – Martin Scorsese Soundtrack Composer – Bernard Herrmann Words – Joe H. As a 4K restoration of Martin Scorsese’s influential masterpiece is released in the UK, we take a look at one of the film’s standout features – its soundtrack, via the special 40th anniversary release featuring the complete film…