March 26, 2010

Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008)

WHAT IT IS: In the middle of good-bye celebrations, a group of twenty-somethings film a monster attack on Manhattan with their hand-held camera. HOW IT IS: Marketed as a ground-level monster movie, Cloverfield fails at its every opportunity. A high-concept stretched to the running time (an hour and a half that feels like three), it is the child of J.J. […]