2022 Best Picture Nominees Ranked Worst to Best

This year’s Oscar nominees are a diverse group films, from tender examinations of grief, flashy satires on climate change to monumental Sci-Fi epics. It’s always difficult to rank such high level of quality but we’d be remissed if we didn’t try. 10. Don’t Look Up Adam McKay’s satirical jab at the idiocy of the world calls for each person on this planet to wake up. … Continue reading 2022 Best Picture Nominees Ranked Worst to Best

Turning Red (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Domee Shi | 1h 40mins | Animation, Comedy, Family Overachieving 13-year-old Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang) has her life turned upside down when she begins turning into a giant red panda every time she gets excited.  Over the years, Pixar has evolved their themes and taken a much more contemporary approach. They’ve matured, understanding that the stories they tell are able to teach valuable lessons … Continue reading Turning Red (2022) – Reel Review

The King’s Man (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Matthew Vaughn | 2h 11mins | Action, Comedy On the cusp of World War 1, Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) tries to stop people from influencing the outcome of the War all while trying to protect his son from joining the fight.  2014’s Kingsman was a refreshing action movie that wonderfully paid homage to the spy movies of yesteryear balancing it’s spoof and originality perfectly. … Continue reading The King’s Man (2021) – Reel Review

Encounter (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Michael Pearce | 1h 48mins | Thriller, Drama Former US Soldier Malik (Riz Ahmed) takes his two sons, Jay (Lucian-River Chauhan) and Bobby (Aditya Geddada), on a cross country road trip in order to protect them from an alien parasite invasion.  After a groundbreaking 2020 for Riz Ahmed he followed his success up wonderfully in his most recent collaboration with Michael Pearce. Encounter boasts … Continue reading Encounter (2021) – Reel Review

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Jon Watts | 2h 28mins | Action, Adventure, Fantasy This review contains spoilers. After his identity is exposed Peter Parker (Tom Holland) enlists the help of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to reverse what happens. When the spell goes wrong, Spider-Man has to defend the city against numerous threats. Due to the pandemic it feels like a millenia ago that Spider-Man: Far From Home was … Continue reading Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – Reel Review

Don’t Look Up (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Adam McKay | 2h 18mins | Comedy, Drama After discovering an asteroid heading to earth, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) embark on a media tour in order to warn people about the danger that lies ahead.  Adam McKay’s panache for tackling real-life figures and crises in his previous films The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018) has begun a … Continue reading Don’t Look Up (2021) – Reel Review

Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Sion Sono | 1h 43mins | Action, Fantasy, Adventure | Languages: English, Japanese After a botched bank robbery lands a mysterious outlaw in jail (Nicolas Cage), he’s forced to venture into a cursed land to find a young woman (Sofia Boutella) and bring her back within 5 days. Sion Sono’s newest fantasy action thriller boasts the promising combination of the director’s barbaric imagination and … Continue reading Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) – Reel Review

​​Last Night in Soho (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Edgar Wright | 1h 58mins | Thriller, Mystery Young fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) moves from Cornwall to study at the University of the Arts, London. After taking a bedsit, she begins to dream of Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), an up and coming nightclub singer, and the unexpected past of the sixties turns their dreams into a nightmare. Those familiar with Edgar Wright’s filmography will … Continue reading ​​Last Night in Soho (2021) – Reel Review

Cinderella (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Kay Cannon | 1h 53mins | Musical, Romance Based on the famous fairy tale, Ella (Camila Cabello) has big dreams of becoming a dressmaker, whilst her stepmother (Idina Menzel) attempts to marry her off. At the same time, Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine) is forced into finding himself a suitable wife. 2015 is as far as we have to go to find another rendition of … Continue reading Cinderella (2021) – Reel Review

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Joshua Rofe | 1h 32mins | Documentary Bob Ross inspired a generation of artists through his long running TV show The Joy of Painting, but his son Steve tells the story of how his father’s business partners stole his family’s name. Netflix has become known for its original content, in particular the many documentaries they often produce. Though many will know the TV shows … Continue reading Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (2021) – Reel Review