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‘Headhunters’ not only merits a remake, it’s all but inevitable.

Headhunters  Directed by Morten Tyldum Written by Lars Gudmestad, Jo Nesbø, and Ulf Ryberg Norway, 2011 While American politicians abjectly deride the Scandinavians for being ‘pinko commies’, Hollywood has been taking notice of their considerable cinematic talent, finding every opportunity to import some of their best films for American remakes. David Fincher’s The Girl with …

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‘Let Me In’ vs. ‘Let The Right One In’

Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves vs. Let The Right One In Directed by Tomas Alfredson Even in a pop culture landscape littered with the bloodthirsty undead, Let The Right One In stood out as a poignant coming of age story as well as a bone-chilling horror film. The haunting mediation on the difficult …

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Best Films of 2010 – part 3

#10 – Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves Based on the best-selling Swedish novel “Let The Right One In” by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name, Let Me In is a haunting, provocative thriller and in many ways is better than the original. While originally pegged as their own …

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Best Films of 2010

Best Animated Feature The Secret Of Kells Directed by Tomm Moore I realize The Secret Of Kells was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009, but technically the film was only released in 2010 and quite frankly I don’t care much for the Oscars. The Secret of Kells remains a feast for the eyes with …

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Top 10 Horror Films of 2010

#1 – Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves In many ways very similar to the original Swedish film, Matt Reeves’ Let Me In differentiates itself through its invigorating visual style, and by contextualizing the narrative through the troubled moral atmosphere of Reaganite America. The comments that this film is “too much” like Alfredson’s film …

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54th BFI London Film Festival – “Let Me In” is brittle and snaps in its final movements

“Where Let The Right One In was beguiling, Let Me In is brittle and snaps in its final movements, but Reeves cast and crew have talent to spare and one hopes that they stalk fresher prey the next time round.” Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves A palpable roar of disapproval was emitted from …

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The 14 Very Best Vampire Films

14- The Hunger (1983) In his feature debut, director Tony Scott casts David Bowie as centuries-old vampire John Blaylock. A clever hook to lure the MTV audience, but the real stars of his film are Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, who play predator and prey. A Deneuve and Bowie manhunt in a disco as Bauhaus …

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‘Let Me In’ vs. ‘Let The Right One In’

Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves vs. Let The Right One In Directed by Tomas Alfredson Even in a pop culture landscape littered with the bloodthirsty undead, Let The Right One In stood out as a poignant coming of age story as well as a bone-chilling horror film. The haunting mediation on the difficult …

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2010 Fall Preview: Part 1

Fall is now upon us. With Labor Day upon us, that means it’s time to get the rake out and pass on those trick or treats. Football has replaced Baseball, although with the pennant race in full gear, important baseball is still to be played. I am glad I mentioned the word important because that …

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