Monday, January 9, 2017
Best of '16: 10 Cloverfield Lane
...I accept your apology.
Most of the time, when a movie is released in February or March it is usually either a mindless piece of drivel or an attempt by the studio to hide what turned out to be an embarrassing waste of money. This year a significant handful of quality cinema was released very early in the year. I don't really know why, but I certainly welcome this exception to what is usually a Hollywood graveyard.
This film is a sequel to 2008's viral marketing victory Cloverfield, but shares little with its predecessor other than name and universe. Original, claustrophobic, twisting, and shocking, "Lane" offers a diverting entry into the horror/monster genre.