Movies Directed by Matt Reeves (in alphabetical order)

The Batman

The Batman

Ever since Frank Miller revitalized the shopworn Batman character in 1986 with his four-issue comic book series The Dark Knight Returns, filmmakers of various stripes have tried to replicate its brooding, nihilistic tone. Tim Burton was first out of the gate but his 1989 Batman now seems as cartoonish as Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy, released a year later. Christopher Nolan's… read more!

Cloverfield

Cloverfield

First, a bit of disclosure: I was hired to do some creative writing for the Blu-ray release of Cloverfield. Working on the disc and thus having to study Cloverfield's filmmaking process intensely, I wound up liking the film a lot – much more, perhaps, than I might have if I'd seen it in a theater, where I wouldn't have had… read more!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This sequel to the, uh, prequel (to what, exactly?) Rise of the Planet of the Apes - and in retrospect, they should have named the previous film "Dawn" and this one "Rise", but no matter - is a satisfying blend of storytelling, action and Motion-Capture/CG effects, a blockbuster that may be even smarter than its predecessor. The story picks up… read more!

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

The third and possibly final chapter in the Planet of the Apes reboot does indeed begin as a war movie, with a tense opening scene that could easily fit into a Vietnam-set actioner, and it concludes with a war, though not the one you first expect. But ironically, there was more man vs. ape battle in Dawn of the Planet… read more!