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

7 Great Movies from the 1930s

The 1930s was a strange time for film, as new technology was both greeted with open arms and shunned by traditionalists, the decade before saw the introduction of ‘talkies’, Al Jolson stands up and says “you ain’t heard nothing yet”, leading The Jazz Singer (1927) to usher in a simple technique that would shape the rest of film history. For the most part this list … Continue reading 7 Great Movies from the 1930s

7 Great Best Actress Oscar Winners

1. Joan Crawford – Mildred Pierce (1945) The iconicism of women in Hollywood starts with the glamour and overwhelming power of greats such as Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Mary Pickford, and ever charismatic Joan Crawford. Despite Crawford’s prominence in Hollywood, she didn’t win until 1946 for Michael Curtiz’s Mildred Pierce. There is no doubt who deserved the award on the night, despite being nominated against fellow … Continue reading 7 Great Best Actress Oscar Winners

7 Great Best Actor Oscar Winning Performances

  Ray Milland – The Lost Weekend (1945) A recurring theme you’ll see in this list is a Best Picture winner being accompanied by a Best Actor victory for the the films leading star. It’s a common occurrence in the history of the Academy Awards and one example, maybe the best example, is Ray Milland’s performance in Billy Wilder’s Best Picture winning The Lost Weekend. Ray Milland’s … Continue reading 7 Great Best Actor Oscar Winning Performances

7 Films to Get Excited About in 2019

1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo The 10 year saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally come to a ‘finale’ this April with the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame. Whatever your opinions on the new title, the newest Avengers film will still try it’s very best to keep up to the consistent standards of the franchise, and hopefully, outdo last years Avengers: Infinity War. … Continue reading 7 Films to Get Excited About in 2019