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Let me in

It's not fair is it?
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz and Elias Koteas
Directed by Matt Reeves

Life is unfair to middle children and remakes. If Matt Reeves’ vampire coming-of-age story "Let Me In" had been made before the Swedish original--Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In”--would we automatically think it was the better of the two? It didn’t work that way and we’ll never know. What I can say? "Let Me In," written and directed by "Cloverfield"’s Reeves, underlines and ... more >

Cloverfield

Something has found us
Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas and T.J. Miller
Directed by Matt Reeves

Cloverfield ought to come with a warning label: leave off the extra butter on your pop-corn, for it might be too much to handle for your stomach. The entire film is shot by a handheld camera belonging to one of the friends attending a going away party for one of their best mates. And Hud (T.J. Miller) is no P.T. Anderson. In fact, the jittery shots seem almost purposeful, as if they were ... more >