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    VHS Tapes, the jukebox, and other tales from the bunker

    Dan Trachtenberg’s directorial debut “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a gripping psychological thriller. Trachtenberg has done what most directors can only dream of by achieving both critical and box office success with his first feature film. Trachtenberg is not yet a household name but he is no stranger to fans of science fiction. He first rose to prominence with the short film “Portal: No Escape,” based on the popular video game “Portal.” Despite “10 Cloverfield Lane” being heavily marketed as producer J.J. Abrams’ film due to his name recognition, this film is entirely the work of Trachtenberg. Due to commitments associated with directing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Abrams was largely…