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.



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A Quiet Place

April 22, 2018

Two parents do what it takes to keep their children and soon to be newborn safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.

Film #596

Rating: 4 out of 5


Wind River

April 10, 2018

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.

Film #595

Rating: 4 out of 5


Howards End

April 9, 2018

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Film #594

Rating: 2 out of 5



April 7, 2018

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold-exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.

Film #593

Rating: 4 out of 5


Inside Man

April 6, 2018

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Film #592

Rating: 4 out of 5


The Longest Week

March 26, 2018

Conrad (Jason Bateman) is helped by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup) and returns the favor by falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde).

Film #591

Rating: 3 out of 5


When We First Met

March 22, 2018

Noah spends the perfect first night with Avery, the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change that night - and his fate - over and over again.

Film #590

Rating: 3 out of 5



March 14, 2018

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Film #589

Rating: 4 out of 5


Black Panther

March 11, 2018

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.

Film #588

Rating: 4 out of 5



March 10, 2018

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

Film #587

Rating: 5 out of 5