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)

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Review

Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada | 1h 47mins | Animation, Adventure, Family 500 years ago the dragons living in the land of Kumandra sacrificed themselves to save humankind from an evil swarm called the Druun. Now the Druun have returned, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) must track down shards of a broken relic to bring back peace to Kumandra. In their latest effort to capitalise … Continue reading Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Review

REEL Review – Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Director: Adam Wingard | 1h 53mins | Action, Adventure, Fantasy Titans, Godzilla and King Kong, struggle to exist in the same world when Kong is used as a navigator to their home, ‘Hollow Earth’. Meanwhile, tech company Apex is preparing for a defence of their own against the mighty creatures. In the many cinematic incarnations of both King Kong and Godzilla, the anticipation of seeing … Continue reading REEL Review – Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

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)