by John Malloy in New Events on Monday 21 January 2008

A new kind of monster movie for our times, Cloverfield delivered a solid 75 minutes of cinema that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Touted as ‘Blair Witch meets Godzilla’, it’s shot entirely with a handheld digital camera, and though the characters seemed a little artificial and almost tongue-in-cheek, the monster seemed more real than anything I’d seen before. It’s the latest project of J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost, the TV series. [see also the Ian Curtis biopic, Control]