Tag: World

Bajo Fuego

2020 Director: Sjoerd van Grootheest Words – Joe H. In 2016, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government signed a peace agreement that was to end the longest armed conflict in Latin America, with the substitution of illicit crops. Across… Continue Reading “Bajo Fuego”

I Am Samuel

2020 Director: Peter Murimi Words – Rhiannon Topham. A directorial debut by Peter Murimi, I Am Samuel documents the story of Samuel, a gay man raised in the Kenyan countryside but now living in Nairobi. It is a truly courageous work which balances Samuel’s… Continue Reading “I Am Samuel”

A Thousand Cuts

2020 Director: Ramona S. Diaz Words – Rhiannon Topham. Press freedom has never been more threatened than it is right now. Journalists in the search for truth are in a constant state of vulnerability, having their reputations slashed and their safety compromised by anti-democracy… Continue Reading “A Thousand Cuts”

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2021

With an online digital edition in 2021, the 25th UK Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) presents documentaries from around the world of powerful and uplifting stories from those demanding justice, equality, and safety for themselves, their communities, and future generations. A collection of… Continue Reading “Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2021”

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”

1917

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth, Pip Carter, Andy Apollo, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch Words – Eleanor Smith In this immersive masterpiece, placing the audience into the action with the ‘long one take’ effect, director Sam… Continue Reading “1917”

Celluloid Screams 2019

Celluloid Screams, Sheffield’s annual horror film festival, is one of the UK’s premiere events for horror cinema from around the world. Taking place every October, see our look at some of the films featured at the 2019 festival – click on the film title… Continue Reading “Celluloid Screams 2019”

Nomad: In The Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

2019 Director: Werner Herzog Words – Christian Abbott For half a century now, Werner Herzog has been captivating audiences with his unique, humorous and acerbic perspective. He, like so few other filmmakers, draws you into the worlds he creates, the stories he shares and… Continue Reading “Nomad: In The Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin”

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

With 2019 marking its 26th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary film festival. Under the tagline “Ways of Seeing”, the festival prides itself in diversity, screening compelling stories from around the world. See our look at some of the films featured in… Continue Reading “Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019”

Avengers: Endgame (spoiler-free review)

2019 Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin Words – Nathan Scatcherd Since Iron Man all the way back in 2008, Marvel has enjoyed astonishing success with its shared cinematic… Continue Reading “Avengers: Endgame (spoiler-free review)”