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

Sweet Girl (2021) – Reel Review

Director: James Gunn | 1h 49mins | Action, Drama, Thriller After losing his wife to cancer Ray Cooper (Jason Mamoa) vows to bring justice to those who denied her life saving treatment. While in search of those who did his family wrong, Ray’s daughter Rachel (Isabel Merced) tries to keep him safe.  In Netflix’s vast catalogue of original content you’ll find a plethora of action … Continue reading Sweet Girl (2021) – Reel Review

The Suicide Squad (2021) – Reel Review

Director: James Gunn | 2h 12mins | Action, Adventure, Fantasy A group of ex-cons and supervillians with extraordinary abilities are teamed together to help the US government complete shady jobs. Their latest mission, with no option but to accept it, is to infiltrate a top secret facility and destroy any knowledge of ‘Project Starfish’. After the cataclysmic disappoint that was David Ayer’s Suicide Squad back … Continue reading The Suicide Squad (2021) – Reel Review

In the Earth (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Ben Wheatley | 1h 47mins | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Horror During a global pandemic a scientist (Joel Fry) and a Park Ranger (Ellora Torchia) venture into the forest to find a research hub. After being left shoeless and robbed, the two begin to learn about the forest’s deep-rooted myth.  Although the pandemic has been an arduous experience for the world-over some directors have used it … Continue reading In the Earth (2021) – Reel Review

Jungle Cruise (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | 2h 7mins | Action, Adventure, Fantasy Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) travels to Brazil in order to find a healing flower that could save all mankind. To get where she wants, she hires the aid of insufferable boat captain, Frank (Dwayne Johnson).  There aren’t many studios in the world that can create a summer blockbuster from just the inspiration of a … Continue reading Jungle Cruise (2021) – Reel Review

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) – Reel Review

Director: Questlove | 1h 58mins | Documentary, Music During the Summer of ‘69, Icons and musicians joined together for a 6 week festival called The Harlem Cultural Festival. Over 350,000 people attended, but the history books seem to have forgotten about one of the most monumental festivals of all time.  Sly & the Family Stone, Nina Simone, David Ruffin, Gladys Knight, The 5th Dimension, B.B. … Continue reading Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) – Reel Review

From the Vault – $9.99 (2008)

Director: Tatia Rosenthal | 1h 18mins | Animation, Drama A number of tenants, living in a rundown Australian apartment complex, all struggle to find their own answer to the meaning of life. Tatia Rosenthal’s adult stop-motion animation is a strange exercise in the surreal and existential. Based on the short stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret, it follows a number of Australian citizens living in … Continue reading From the Vault – $9.99 (2008)