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Monday, 4 April 2016

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE [2016]

One of the most intriguing parts of writer/director Dan Trachtenberg's character-driven thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane is that no one knew it existed until less than 2 months before it's release.
A very distant relative of Matt Reeves' Cloverfield film, we follow the suspenseful tale of a woman who wakes up in an underground bunker, after a car crash, to find two men with her, one of who claims he's saved her from a chemical attack on the country.
The slow-burning psychological torture in such a claustrophobic setting makes for some pretty engrossing moments that open up more questions than answers with each disturbing reveal.
Trachtenberg aims for a B-movie feel that is cleverly crafted, well-acted and manages to hit all the right buttons for anyone looking for a refreshingly simple but engaging thrill-ride.

4 Slusho machines out of 5

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