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Cloverfield

Dir: Matt Reeves. US. 2008. 84 mins.An exercise in guerrilla-style genre filmmaking that reframes a classic monster movie conceit as a post-September 11 allegory of big city trepidation, new Internet sensation Cloverfield emerges from the cocoon of its pre-release hype as thrilling piece of terror tailor-made for our times. Skilfully evoking more dread than lasting cathartic release, the sensibly-budgeted film should make its mark as the first hit of 2008, connecting ...

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