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

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