REEL Review – Bad Trip (2021)

Director: Kitao Sakurai | 1h 26mins | Comedy When his old High School crush comes back into his life Chris (Eric Andre), and his friend Bud (Lil Rel Howery), embark on a road trip to New York. After realising the two friends have taken her car, Bud’s sister Trina (Tiffany Haddish) tries to hunt them down. There’s a reason that shows like Jackass and Impractical … Continue reading REEL Review – Bad Trip (2021)

REEL Review – Justice League: Snyder Cut (2021)

Director: Zack Snyder | 4h 2mins | Action, Adventure, Fantasy In order to stop the impending doom on it’s way to earth, and to keep the promise he kept to Superman, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) creates a team of superheroes to protect the planet. The 2017 version of Justice League, in which Joss Whedon took over late in production, was a farce. It was a … Continue reading REEL Review – Justice League: Snyder Cut (2021)

REEL Review – Minari (2020)

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | 1h 55mins | Drama | Languages: English, Korean In the 1980’s, a young Korean family decide to move their life in California in order to start a farm in rural Arkansas. The ‘American Dream’ has been played out all over cinematic history, it’s platform to attack the beaming facade of a ‘prosperous’ land is usually matched with a commentary on … Continue reading REEL Review – Minari (2020)

REEL Review – Moxie (2021)

Director: Amy Poehler | 1h 51mins | Comedy, Drama Sick of the harassment and gender bias at her school Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a quiet teenager on the cusp of going to college, takes inspiration from her Mum’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious past and creates a feminist movement called ‘Moxie!’. Amy Poehler’s second feature is a wonderful teen comedy that challenges the norms that teenage girls are … Continue reading REEL Review – Moxie (2021)

REEL Review – Willy’s Wonderland (2021)

Director: Kevin Lewis | 1h 28mins | Action, Comedy, Horror A silent man known as “The Janitor” (Nicolas Cage) breaks down on the highway. With no cash to pay for his repairs, he takes a job cleaning the now cursed, Willy’s Wonderland. Kevin Lewis’ barbaric ‘horror’ uses the always silly premise of cute and friendly objects, or animals, coming to life and causing chaos. It’s … Continue reading REEL Review – Willy’s Wonderland (2021)

REEL Review – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Director: Shaka King | 2h 6mins | Biography, Drama Small time car thief, Bill O’Neal (Lakeith Steinfeld), is caught impersonating the FBI. Instead of going to prison, O’Neal cuts a deal to infiltrate the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party as well as it’s Chairman, Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). Judas and the Black Messiah is the third feature from director Shaka King, a director … Continue reading REEL Review – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Reel Review – The Dig (2021)

Director: Simon Stone | 1h 52mins | Drama, Biography Local excavator Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) takes a job digging up mysterious mounds on the land of Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan). When they make a monumental discovery, a crew is brought in to help with the dig. Recently we wrote a review for Paul Greengrass’ News of the World, a film that exists purely in it’s … Continue reading Reel Review – The Dig (2021)

REEL Review – Malcolm & Marie (2021)

Director: Sam Levinson | 1h 46mins | Drama Film director Malcolm (John David Washington) and his girlfriend Marie (Zendaya) come home from the premiere of Malcolm’s latest film. As Marie airs a grievance she has about Malcolm’s speech, the night turns into a verbal sparring match between the two. Sam Levinson’s latest film feels possible because of the current state of the world we are … Continue reading REEL Review – Malcolm & Marie (2021)

REEL Review – News of the World (2020)

Director: Paul Greengrass | 1h 58mins | Drama, Adventure, Western On his way from town to town Newspaper reader, and Civil War Veteran, Captain Kidd (Tom Hanks) comes across a young German girl who was kidnapped. With no one willing to help her, Kidd decides to travel across the South to find the girl’s family. Sometimes when we analyse films we often praise it for … Continue reading REEL Review – News of the World (2020)

REEL Review – Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | 2h 6mins | Drama After a home-birth ends in tragedy, Martha (Vanessa Kirby) tries to navigate her life consumed by grief. When the event continues to loom over everybody, Martha’s relationships with her family become fractured. Mundcrudzo and Weber’s devastating drama is an acquired taste. One that captures unrelenting grief in all forms, but one that also has very little in … Continue reading REEL Review – Pieces of a Woman (2020)