REEL Review – Another Round (2020)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | 1h 55mins | Drama | Language: Danish Martin (Mads Mikkelson), along with three of his High School teacher friends, test a theory that keeps a constant level of alcohol in their blood in order to improve productivity. Thomas Vinterberg hasn’t collaborated with Mads Mikkelsen since The Hunt (2012), a film that is easily one of the best films of the last … Continue reading REEL Review – Another Round (2020)

REEL Review – Bad Tales (2020)

Director: Damiano D’Innocenzo, Fabio D’Innocenzo | 1h 38mins | Drama | Language: Italian During a scorching summer just outside of Rome, tensions rise between a few suburban families. At the heart of them is their kids, who are influenced heavily by their parents behaviour. The D’Innocenzo’s Bad Tales is a weird film, it creates tension in the strangest of places as well as finding an … Continue reading REEL Review – Bad Tales (2020)

REEL Review – The Intruder (2020)

Director: Natalia Meta | 1h 30mins | Thriller, Horror | Language: Spanish When Inés’ (Erica Rivas) boyfriend dies on their romantic trip, she begins to struggle with nightmares and visions. When it begins interfering with her work and singing, she seeks help to stop them. Natalia Meta’s intriguing black comedy is a confusing and sometimes funny journey into the psyche of a woman suffering from … Continue reading REEL Review – The Intruder (2020)

REEL Review – One Night in Miami (2020)

Director: Regina King | 1h 50mins | Drama Set on a fictional night in Miami Florida, Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) meet in a hotel room. The discussion drifts from heated to celebratory as they begin to discuss their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Regina King’s debut feature is an almost … Continue reading REEL Review – One Night in Miami (2020)

REEL Review – Mangrove (2020)

Director: Steve McQueen | 2h 4mins | Drama Based on the true story of the Mangrove 9, Steve McQueen’s latest instalment in the Small Axe series dramatises the story of the protesters fighting against police brutality during the late 1960’s in Notting Hill. Spanning across multiple decades, Steve McQueen’s latest writing and directing outing is a series of features for the BBC, two available at … Continue reading REEL Review – Mangrove (2020)

REEL Review – Wildfire (2020)

Director: Cathy Brady | 1h 25mins | Drama After a year of being missing, Kelly (Nika McGuigan) returns home to the surprise of her Sister Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone). Together they must face the trauma that was left by their Mother who may or may not have killed herself. Brady’s visceral debut is a bold telling of sisterhood and the connection of family through trauma. Lauren … Continue reading REEL Review – Wildfire (2020)

REEL Review – Supernova (2020)

Director: Harry Macqueen | 1h 33mins | Drama Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) take a road trip across England in order to see their friends and family, relaxing Tusker as well as he deals with his newly diagnosed Dementia. As the trip goes on, the two struggle to avoid the future that awaits them. Harry Macqueen’s touching new Drama is about a couple, … Continue reading REEL Review – Supernova (2020)

REEL Review – Time (2020)

Director: Garrett Bradley | 1h 21mins | Documentary Fox Rich’s husband was incarcerated for robbing a bank and sentenced to 60 years without parole. 20 years on, Fox is still fighting for his release. In a particular part of Brady’s Documentary one of Fox Rich’s sons, named Justus, describes what time is. “Time is unbias, time is lost.” For the Richardson family, time is a … Continue reading REEL Review – Time (2020)

REEL Review – Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert | 1h 53mins | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Languages: Polish, Russian Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a Russian speaking immigrant, works as a masseur for wealthy people living in a large housing complex. When he gets a reputation for healing and hypnotising, the rich people hire him to take away their pain. Szumowska links up with her regular cinematographer Michal Englert (this … Continue reading REEL Review – Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

REEL Review – 200 Meters (2020)

Director: Ameen Nayfeh | 1h 36mins | Adventure, Drama | Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English Mustafa (Ali Suliman), a Palestinian man lives 200 meters away from the Palestine/Israel border. When his son is hospitalised on the other side of the wall, he must find a way to be smuggled across. 200 Meters is a film with a strong social discord, taking place on the conflicted border … Continue reading REEL Review – 200 Meters (2020)