Matt Overton

Your friendly neighborhood historian who also likes movies 🐢🐢🐢

Favorite films

  • Dune
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

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  • Men

    ★★½

  • Ex Machina

    ★★★★

  • American Psycho

    ★★★★½

  • Firestarter

    ½

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I haven’t sat between two strangers in a theater in a long time. I’ll admit, arriving to the movie alone and finding my seat in the darkened theater was a bit uncomfortable. What if I sneezed on one of them, or our elbows touched 😳. But then the Daniels’ worked their movie magic and whisked me away into a world of multiverses, kung-fu, and outrageously hilarious humor. I instantly forgot anyone else was in the theater, except for the multiple…

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★½

    Well at least we have Alex Garland's first two movies, both are certified bangers. Men on the other hand is a bit of a dud. It feels like his most ambitious screenplay to date, it just doesn't quite hold up as a fulfilling or self-contained story. A psychological thriller at its core, Men tries to explain what it's like living in the English countryside: everyone's accents are wild, you can't understand a damn word they're saying, and all anyone ever…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    What a debut! Alex Garland’s first feature film explores a whole lot of existentialist themes with Ex Machina. An intimate cast consisting of Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac, these three deliver some mesmerizing performances as they explore each other’s psyches. This movie has an extremely well layered atmosphere of anxiety, mystery, and dread throughout the entire runtime that concluded with one of the most memorable sci-fi endings of all time. 

    When Gleeson’s character wins a company sweepstakes he…

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    I love, love, love when people complain about Marvel not taking enough risks and not being fun and creative anymore, that when they actually do the same people are complaining about how “oh Marvel should stick to what they’re good at, idk why this movie is so campy bleh.” They literally got the guy who invented the modern superhero movie to return to the genre that he helped create, and by Jove is Sam Raimi’s return a glorious one to…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    You know, there’s so many period dramas that appeal to the ladies with romantic sensibilities like Little Women or Pride & Prejudice. Well it’s about time us men got a period piece that we can become equally as obsessed with. From the master of historical dramas himself, Robert Eggers, The Northman is soaked in blood, drenched in testosterone and infused with a deep appreciation for Nordic mythology. 

    This is Eggers’ first studio film—with a budget of $90 million, they seem to have given him near…