Latest Articles


Review: In a Better World

Black-and-white issues get grayer in the 2010 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner, Susanne Bier’s In a Better World.
In a better movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 15, 2011

The In Crowd: Matt Reeve and Kodi Smit-McPhee

Even though Matt Reeves's previous film was the cult favorite Cloverfield , fans of Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's offbeat Let the Right One In howled when they learned that the American director was remaking their darling for a Hollywood studio.
Raising the stakes on the vampire movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

Review: Let Me In

The vampire trend got a transfusion a couple of years ago with the tender, brutal, unforgettable exploration of innocence and evil in Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In .
Accept the invitation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

Interview: Chloe Moretz

"You are watching a star being born," says Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn about Chloe Moretz in the voiceover commentary to the DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie, which came out at the beginning of this month.
Hit-Girl to It Girl
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 27, 2010

Voodoo economics

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010

Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010


Let the Right One In

Who would have predicted that the finest horror picture in years, reminiscent of Val Lewton classics of 1940s Hollywood, would come from Sweden?
A remarkable vampire film
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 11, 2008