Jason Overbeck

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Favorite films

  • The Third Man
  • Double Indemnity
  • Murder by Contract
  • Sweet Smell of Success

Recent activity

  • Undefeatable


  • May December


  • Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs


  • Priscilla


Recent reviews

  • Reality



    Quite a lot of tension in the opening, dealing with the procedural minutiae of getting served with a search warrant by the FBI and the noose slowly tightening as it becomes clear that they are way ahead of you and know everything already. Lots of questions being asked to which the answers are already known and personal life wrangling that would normally be excised for length, but adds so much realism and dread. This becomes a little more straightforward once…

  • Knife Under the Throat

    Knife Under the Throat


    Late period, French giallo with a fairly obvious debt to NOTHING UNDERNEATH/TOO BEAUTIFUL TO DIE in that it takes place on the outskirts of the fashion scene and it has its feet planted as firmly in sleaze as it does contemporary (80s) fashion. Unfortunately, despite a few isolated memorable sequences and a basic understanding of the genre pleasures inherent in the story, I found this largely underwhelming because the story is pretty silly (even within the standards of the genre)…

Popular reviews

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    Second viewing of finished film, umpteenth viewing of film in some form and I watched all the dailies while I was working on the film as an Apprentice Editor before it was moved to the UK to finish editing in order to take advantage of rebates. I'm gobsmacked by Hanks' take on post traumatic shock every time I see it, I remember watching the dailies and the first take, the medic kept messing up her take but Hanks guided her…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short


    Editors are not usually recognized as auteur figures but Hank Corwin is a special case, he has such a distinctive style that it shapes whatever material he touches and it becomes uniquely his own. You will notice a couple things if you look at his IMDB, one that he a credited editor on Oliver Stone's most aggressively edited features, NATURAL BORN KILLERS to U-TURN and I think it's fair to assume much of the hyperkinetic editing and jarring rhythms of…