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)

REEL Review – A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

Director: John Krasinski | 1h 37mins | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Set immediately after the events of A Quiet Place, the Abbott family try to survive in the alien-infested world. When they come across an old acquaintance from their previous life, Regen (Millicent Simmonds) decides to go out in search of other people. When Kransinski made A Quiet Place just three years ago he joined the … Continue reading REEL Review – A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

REEL Review – Invincible: Season 1 (2021)

Creator: Robert Kirkman | 50mins (episode) | Action, Fantasy, Adventure After finally getting his powers, Mark Greyson (Steven Yeun) tries to balance his personal life with his new found responsibilities in a world full to the brim with superheroes. In an age where the superhero genre dominates every inch of film and television we rarely get to see the simplicity of the superhero cartoon era. … Continue reading REEL Review – Invincible: Season 1 (2021)

REEL Review – The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)

Director: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe | 1h 53mins | Adventure, Animation, Comedy Just as Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jackson) is about to head off to Film School, a sentient AI system takes over the world. In order to get things back on track Katie, along with her dysfunctional family, try to survive the new apocalypse and become humanities last hope. It’s been three years since Lord … Continue reading REEL Review – The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)

REEL Review – The Father (2020)

Director: Florian Zeller | 1h 37mins | Drama An elderly man struggles to keep his grip on reality as his dementia gradually gets worse. We very often shy away from topics that scare us, very rarely do people tackle a mental illness like Dementia because of what it brings out in our own lives – and as human beings we rarely want to think about … Continue reading REEL Review – The Father (2020)