10 Great Films Snubbed By the 2021 Oscars

Every year a select few get the opportunity to dress up, walk the red carpet and rejoice in their achievements at the Academy Awards. But, for a lot of people it’s a time of year that’s met with crippling disappointment. Although people like to say that awards aren’t necessary to validate artistic work we’re here, 93 years since the first Academy Awards, still debating and … Continue reading 10 Great Films Snubbed By the 2021 Oscars

10 Great Performances From 2020

A film very often lives and dies with it’s central performance. No matter how good the tone, thematic structure or even the script is, if the actors aren’t up to the task then the film suffers in the long-run. Luckily, the vast scope of acting talent is wider than it’s ever been. We are no longer in a time where performances are judged only on … Continue reading 10 Great Performances From 2020

REEL’s Top 10 Films of 2020

2020 has been a year that’s seen global change at it’s most drastic. A global pandemic has dominated the majority of the year and just from a film point of view, has restricted the continuous flow of content and cinema we see all year round. Denis Villeneuve’s long awaited Dune, as well as Cary Fukunaga’s next 007 instalment No Time To Die, have been pushed … Continue reading REEL’s Top 10 Films of 2020

7 Great Films from the 1980’s

The 80’s have now become a decade of pure nostalgia, full of style and incredible personality that contemporary Film and Television have caught on to – so much so that it’s unique cheesiness has been used time and time again as a setting (think Stranger Things [2016-] and It [2017] for their Goonies-esque protagonists and 80’s Horror framework). They are the kind of shows and … Continue reading 7 Great Films from the 1980’s

7 Great Movies From the 1970’s

In the 1970’s young and hungrier directors were reigniting originality, testing the language of cinema through the influence of The French New Wave. Director’s like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola were on their way to greatness with numerous masterpieces appearing in the decade like The Godfather (1972) and Taxi Driver (1976) respectively, whereas their film school compadres Steven Spielberg and George Lucas would bring … Continue reading 7 Great Movies From the 1970’s

7 Great Movies from the 1960s

The 1960’s were a time of monumental change, with social issues arising in the United States as well as all countries really cementing their legacy on the cinematic landscape. With such change the audience became much more mature, and in doing so the film industry was able to take bigger risks. The beginning of the decade was still loaded with the traditional movie experience people … Continue reading 7 Great Movies from the 1960s

7 Great Animated Movies

The importance of animation is somewhat disregarded by many mainstream viewers, seeing them as a juvenile approach to film only aimed towards a younger audience. But animation has been an integral part of cinema history for a long time, and while a younger audience can be the main focus, a lot of movies strive for creating beauty in their animation while telling a range of … Continue reading 7 Great Animated Movies

REEL’s 20 Best Films of the Decade

With the 2010’s behind us we can look back at the best of the decade in film, covering all from high concept sci-fi’s to sensitive independent dramas, hilarious quirky drama/comedies and the best of world cinema; this is REEL’s best films of the last decade. Blade Runner 2049 (2017) director: Denis Villeneuve | runtime: 2h 44mins | Sci-fi, Action Sequels don’t often match the same … Continue reading REEL’s 20 Best Films of the Decade

7 Great Films from the 1950s

The 1950s saw studios rushing to make things bigger and better, utilising the power of the epic to unleash a much more cinematic feel to their products. While post-war affects were still prominent, the 50s still felt like a change in pace and while epics were epitomised by the likes of The Ten Commandments (1956) and Ben-Hur (1959), there was still room for the smaller … Continue reading 7 Great Films from the 1950s