25 episodes

The Culture Reel is a new platform and outlet created to fill the ‘diversity’ gap in film criticism and journalism in the UK.

Hosted by two black British women – a film scholar (@abifilms) and a film enthusiast (@trakisanya), who have a passion for cinema, TV box sets and pop culture and an impressive wealth of film and industry knowledge – the show offers a new viewpoint and narrative to film reviews and criticism, the industry, and social/current affairs, providing the world a perspective not often heard.

Covering movie reviews from the latest releases and anything relevant in the movie industry, such as trailers, upcoming projects, movies in development, classic/old school must see flicks, themed genre episodes, sprinkled with giggles and some general lighthearted informative and entertaining chit-chat, and a few engaging guests, to discuss the industry and provide practical advice and tips.

Get in touch with us via email or on social media; recommend a film for us to watch/review or send in your thoughts and comments... grab some popcorn and get involved.


**Music: Shaolin Dub - Found

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The Culture Reel is a new platform and outlet created to fill the ‘diversity’ gap in film criticism and journalism in the UK.

Hosted by two black British women – a film scholar (@abifilms) and a film enthusiast (@trakisanya), who have a passion for cinema, TV box sets and pop culture and an impressive wealth of film and industry knowledge – the show offers a new viewpoint and narrative to film reviews and criticism, the industry, and social/current affairs, providing the world a perspective not often heard.

Covering movie reviews from the latest releases and anything relevant in the movie industry, such as trailers, upcoming projects, movies in development, classic/old school must see flicks, themed genre episodes, sprinkled with giggles and some general lighthearted informative and entertaining chit-chat, and a few engaging guests, to discuss the industry and provide practical advice and tips.

Get in touch with us via email or on social media; recommend a film for us to watch/review or send in your thoughts and comments... grab some popcorn and get involved.


**Music: Shaolin Dub - Found

    Ep025 "Most Anticipated Films of 2020 and The Royals Face Racism"

    Ep025 "Most Anticipated Films of 2020 and The Royals Face Racism"

    In our FIRST episode of the year episode, we discuss the films we are most looking forward to in 2020.

    Yes, we know it's mid-January, but we have opinions too! From the major blockbusters to lesser known indie films, here are the few films that we are excited to see in the next twelve months.

    Let us know what if you agree with our choices or if there are any films you think we've overlooked.

    We also discuss a topic that was trending on social media over the last few weeks; Harry and Meghan renouncing their royal positions (titles, royal duties and public funds) - mainly due to the intrusive and racist media in the UK - to become private citizens, how the media got it SO WRONG, why supporting the couple and why we're SO tired of well-meaning educated and high-profile POC "debating" their existence and having to "prove" racism to those who just DO NOT want to acknowledge it, and saying IT'S ENOUGH.

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    • 54 min
    Ep024 "Festive Faves, Top TV & Dopest Selection of the Decade"

    Ep024 "Festive Faves, Top TV & Dopest Selection of the Decade"

    As the year, and decade draws to an end, we discuss the films and TV shows that made the biggest impact.

    From the major blockbusters to lesser-known indie films, here are our Top 5 selection of:

    Our favourite festive films to celebrate Christmas with
    Our favourite films EVER this decade, and
    Our favourite TV shows in 2019

    (something for everyone)

    Listen back as we discuss a controversial Christmas selection, our shared TV moments and discovering our ultimate film of the decade is the SAME!

    Let us know what if you agree with our choices or if there are any films you think we've overlooked.

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    Please get in touch with us at theculturereelpod@gmail.com⠀⠀

    Follow the show @theculturereel on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.⠀⠀

    Join in the conversation online & use our hashtag #theculturereel #tcrpodcast #tcrreview⠀⠀
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    Reach The Culture Reel co-hosts directly at @talentprodigy @trakisanya⠀⠀
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    Ep023 "Two Stories and a Report"

    Ep023 "Two Stories and a Report"

    In this episode, we review Marriage Story, The Report and Blue Story.

    We also gush about the AMAZINGNESS that is Adam Driver, government secrets & conspiracies, and the importance of representation and narratives such as Blue Story.

    Have a listen to this episode on #spotify #itunes #spotify #soundcloud #acast #stitcher⠀⠀
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    Please get in touch with us at theculturereelpod@gmail.com⠀⠀

    Follow the show @theculturereel on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.⠀⠀

    Join in the conversation online & use our hashtag #theculturereel #tcrpodcast #tcrreview⠀⠀
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    Reach The Culture Reel co-hosts directly at @talentprodigy @trakisanya⠀⠀
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    • 44 min
    Ep022 "Joker Review and The Elephant Queen Review & Interview"

    Ep022 "Joker Review and The Elephant Queen Review & Interview"

    After an impromptu hiatus - due to some technical issues - we're back like we never went away!

    In this episode, Abi shares her thoughts on the new Joker (2019) movie with Joaquin Phoenix, to celebrate the launch of AppleTV Plus this week, we got to interview the amazing Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone about their beautiful AppleTV documentary The Elephant Queen (2019).⠀
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    • 53 min
    Ep021 "Lion King Review, Disney Live-Action Reboots and Nepotism in Hollywood"

    Ep021 "Lion King Review, Disney Live-Action Reboots and Nepotism in Hollywood"

    In this episode, we finally share our thoughts on the Disney live-action remake of The Lion King, Queen Beyonce as an actress, the upcoming live-action Disney remakes coming up, and nepotism in Hollywood.

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    Please get in touch with us at theculturereelpod@gmail.com⠀⠀
    Follow the show @theculturereel on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.⠀⠀
    Join in the conversation online & use our hashtag #theculturereel #tcrpodcast #tcrreview⠀⠀
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    Check out what we’re watching and what’s on our watch list on #Letterboxd.⠀⠀
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    Reach The Culture Reel co-hosts directly at @abifilms @trakisanya⠀⠀
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    • 41 min
    Ep020 "Interview with Director Dominic Dromgoole and top Stage-to-Screen Directors"

    Ep020 "Interview with Director Dominic Dromgoole and top Stage-to-Screen Directors"

    In this episode we interview English theatre director and writer Dominic Dromgoole who has recently made his directorial debut with the screen adaptation of MAKING NOISE QUIETLY.

    We also discuss Sam Mendez, Danny Boyle and our favourite directors who have made the transition from stage to screen.

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    Please get in touch with us at theculturereelpod@gmail.com⠀
    Follow the show @theculturereel on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.⠀
    Join in the conversation online & use our hashtag #theculturereel #tcrpodcast #tcrreview⠀

    Check out what we’re watching and what’s on our watch list on #Letterboxed.⠀

    Reach The Culture Reel co-hosts directly at @abifilms @trakisanya⠀

    If you like what you hear, please subscribe.⠀

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Capon312 ,

Great takes on movies and shows

The take is away different and interesting not always following the usual common tred, keep it up guys.

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I could listen to these two chat for hours! A welcome alternative to the usual mansplaining film chats. More soon please!

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