Reel Matt

This blog started as my movie marathon — watching a movie a day for a whole year — and has continued as a place for me to write reviews about movies, TV, and various other items.



Oscar Predictions

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Going in Style

June 27, 2018

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Film #616

Rating: 4 out of 5


A United Kingdom

June 26, 2018

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Film #615

Rating: 5 out of 5



June 15, 2018

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Film #614

Rating: 4 out of 5


American Made

June 12, 2018

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Film #613

Rating: 3 out of 5


The Devil Wears Prada

June 11, 2018

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Film #612

Rating: 4 out of 5


Blade Runner 2049

June 9, 2018

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Film #611

Rating: 3 out of 5


Ocean's 8

June 8, 2018

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Film #610

Rating: 4 out of 5



May 29, 2018

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Film #609

Rating: 4 out of 5


The House

May 25, 2018

After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

Film #608

Rating: 2 out of 5


The French Connection

May 24, 2018

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Film #607

Rating: 5 out of 5