Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) – Reel Review

Director: David Yates | 2h 22mins | Fantasy, Adventure To stop Grindelwald’s rise to power in the Wizarding World Dumbledore hatches a plan to thwart him. Enlisting the help of Newt Scamander and his friends, the group must stop Grindelwald before he becomes too powerful. While it’s no secret the Fantastic Beasts films struggle to live up to the hype set for them by the … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) – Reel Review

Jackass Forever (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Jeff Tremaine | 1h 36mins | Comedy The cast of Jackass return to deliver pain, pranks and stunts in the name of entertainment.  It’s always been difficult to truly define, and in turn review, Jackass. There’s no narrative and no particular theme (other than barbarity), so defining it as a ‘film’ is quite hard. To review it as a film would mean it goes … Continue reading Jackass Forever (2022) – Reel Review

The Bubble (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Judd Apatow | 2h 6mins | Comedy A group of actors stuck in a quarantine bubble attempt to make the sixth instalment in the ‘Cliff Beasts’ franchise.  Since the spread of COVID-19 we’ve seen films that are considered ‘pandemic films’, projects like Ben Wheatley’s In the Earth that had production challenges due to the pandemic, but now we are coming out of it Judd … Continue reading The Bubble (2022) – Reel Review

The Batman (2022) – Reel Review

Director: Matt Reeves | 2h 56mins | Action, Crime, Drama When Batman finds himself hunting down the serial killer known as The Riddler, he must go into the political underbelly of Gotham City corruption to unveil the truth and catch him. Batman as a character has taken many shapes and forms over the years, all the way from Adam West’s iconic turn in the 60’s … Continue reading The Batman (2022) – Reel Review

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

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