REEL Film Reviewed

REEL Film Reviewed

Short, spoiler free film and TV reviews followed by a post viewing discussion. Hosted by Kris Chaney.

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October 19, 2022 13 min

A short, spoiler free review on Halloween followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by David Gordan Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Rohan Campbell, and Will Patton.

Set four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie tries to rebuild her life normally with her granddaughter Allyson, when Michael emerges to finish what he started more than 20 years ago.

 

Rated: R

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A short, spoiler free review on The Black Phone (R.2022) followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by Scott Derrickson who also had a hand in the writing, starring Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, and E. Roger Mitchell.

When Finney is kidnapped by a mysterious, sadistic killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a black phone begins ringing and informing Finney of how to beat his kid...

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A short, spoiler free review on Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story followed by a post viewing discussion. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, starring Evan Peters, Richard Jenkins, Niecy Nash, Molly Ringwald, Michael Learned, and Michael Beach. The story of the Milwaukee Monster, Jeffrey Dahmer, from childhood to his 1991 capture and imprisonment. Rated: TV-MA REEL-View Rating: ⭐️ 9/10 Length of series: 10 Episode...
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June 19, 2022 11 min

A short, spoiler free review on Hustle followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar, starring Adam Sandler, Juancho Hernangomez, Queen Latifa Ben Foster, Kenny Smith, Anthony Edwards, Jordan Hull, and Robert Duvall.

An NBA talent scout discovers a hidden gem hustling on a street court while scouting players in Spain.

Rated: R

REEL-View Rating: ⭐️ 9/10

Length of film: 1h 57m

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June 19, 2022 11 min

A short, spoiler free review on Top Gun: Maverick followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Bashir Salahuddin, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, and Glen Powell.

Now a test pilot after 30 years as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Maverick is assigned back to the place where he gained his greatest fame, Top Gun.

 

Rated: PG-13

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May 24, 2022 11 min

A short, spoiler free review on The Batman followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by Matt Reeves who also had a hand in the writing, starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and Peter Sarsgaard.

The Batman within the first two years of fighting crime in Gotham City, battles the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer who is murdering Gotham’s corrupt politician...

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March 28, 2022 10 min

A short, spoiler free review on Eternals followed by a post viewing discussion. Written and directed by Chloe Zhao, starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, and Barry Keoghan

A group of immortal beings created by celestials, live on Earth and fight the Deviants.

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March 17, 2022 11 min

A short, spoiler free review on CODA followed by a post viewing discussion. Written and directed by Sian Heder, based on French foreign film La famille Belier, starring Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Amy Forsyth, and Eugenio Derbez.

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When her family’s business is threatened, Ruby finds herself choosing between pursuing mus...

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A short, spoiler free review on Inventing Anna followed by a post viewing discussion. Created by Shonda Rhimes, starring Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Lowes, Laverne Cox, Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney, Anna Deavere Smith, and Alexis Floyd. A previously shamed journalist investigates the case of Anna Delvey, a young, foreign socialite claiming to be a German Heiress, who stole the hearts and money of some of New York’s exclusive soc...
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February 12, 2022 14 min

A short, spoiler free review on Nightmare Alley followed by a post viewing discussion. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan is also credited for writing, based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham. It stars Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, and David Strathairn.

Guillermo del Toro’s take on Nightmare Alley, follows the rise and fall of Stanto...

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In a special REEL Crime Segment, Kris explores the details of the Hotel Cecil, the history, and a disappearance that occurred there. The docuseries referenced is Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel released in 2021

Elisa Lam was a 21-year-old Canadian student at the University of British Columbia who went on a vacation to the West Coast. She was visiting various locations in CA when she arrived at the Cecil Hotel in LA on...

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January 23, 2022 18 min

A short, spoiler free review on Netflix series, Archive 81 followed by a post viewing discussion. Created by Rebecca Sonnenshine, starring Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Evan Jonigkeit, Julia Chan, Ariana Neal, Matt McGorry, and Martin Donovan.

An archivist hired to restore a collection of tapes finds himself reconstructing the work of a filmmaker and her investigation into a dangerous cult.

Rated: TV-MA

REEL-View Rating: ⭐️ 7/10

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January 17, 2022 17 min

A short, spoiler free review on Being the Ricardos, followed by a post viewing discussion. Written and directed by Aron Sorkin, starring Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat.

This film takes place during a production week of I Love Lucy in which they face a crisis that nearly ends their careers and another which could end their marriage.

Rated: R

REEL-View Rating: ⭐️ 7/10

Length of f...

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January 16, 2022 17 min

A short, spoiler free review on Netflix Original film, The Unforgivable, followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by Nora Fingscheidt, starring Sandra Bullock, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Jon Bernthal, Viola Davis, Aisling Franciosi, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

A woman recently released from prison after serving 20 years for a violent crime, returns to a community that refuses to forgive her past.

Rated: R

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A short, spoiler free review on The Matrix Resurrections followed by a post viewing discussion. Directed by Lana Wachowski; starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Returned to a world of two lives, Mr. Anderson must choose to follow the white rabbit once more to find out if his reality is a construct.

 

Rated: R

REEL-View Rating: ⭐...

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In this extended episode, Kris is joined by special guest host, Amanda, host of The Sip List podcast as they list and discuss their Top Films according to genre. ***SPOILER Alert - This guest show will not contain REEL Film Reviewed's traditional spoiler free REEL-views due to multiple films being discussed, and all discussion of films in this episode could potentially and likely reveal spoilers*** Films mentioned in this episo...
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December 25, 2021 17 min

A short, spoiler free review on Don’t Look Up followed by a post viewing discussion. Written and directed by Adam McKay, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Ron Perlman, and Ariana Grande.

Two low-level astronomers who discover a planet killing comet heading straight for Earth join a political media tour to warn mankind ab...

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December 23, 2021 35 min

For a special holiday episode REEL Film Reviewed 12 Top Holiday Films! Which of your favorites get REEL-viewed? Happy Holidays everyone, thank you for listening!

***SPOILER Alert - Due to the age of the films, the REEL-Views may contain spoilers*** Audio warning - the music compared to the episode content varies, use caution when listening with earphones or buds

REEL-View Rating Scales: ⭐️ 7-10/10

Viewable In/On: Netflix, Hulu, Dis...

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December 12, 2021 4 min
A short, spoiler free review on independent short film, Ridge Run. Written and directed by Terrance Brashun, starring Terrance Breshun, Maxx Calzz, Harold Smith II, Nikki Kruz, and Cris Denmon. *There will not be a deep dive discussion because this short film has not yet aired – look for it on December 24, 2021* A man steals something important which has two henchmen chasing him through a Mexican jungle, will they catch him to ...
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December 9, 2021 21 min

A short, spoiler free review on Mare of Easttown, followed by a deep dive discussion. created and written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel, starring Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Cameron Mann, John Douglas Thompson, Guy Pearce, and Joe Tippett.

Mare is a Det. Sgt. and Easttown Native, and when the death of a young girl adds to missing case of another teenage girl, she must investigate the ...

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