Let Me In
Screened in January 2011
Director: Matt Reeves. Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins, Dylan Minnette, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak, Nicolai Dorian, Cara Buono, Brett DelBuono, Ritchie Coster, Sasha Barrese, Dylan Kenin, Chris Browning, Rachel Hroncich. Screenplay: Matt Reeves (based on the novel and screenplay Låt den rätte komma in/Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist).
Twitter Capsule: Soft yet severe, like frosted glass. Impressive lensing and scene construction. KOs Black Swan as an adolescent fable.

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1. Most convincing ice crystal is the movie - lensing and score, repetitions - frosted glass 2. Fire and water 3. Scene construction - EK opening a door while we sense someone behind him - RJ as Zodiac killer in semi-comic contretemps 4. Sheer seriousness of KSM & CGM, of most laudable kind 5. Bullying, kid's eye > Black Swan (cubes, jungle gyms > teddy bears, blabbing paintings) 6. Knitting needle structure 7. Telephone cord across the shot - 80s + visual tension 8. CGI lamentable: tunnel, Manson, crash, pool (but budget) 9. Sheer scrawniness of KSM (Mike Myers, could reprod. bullying cycle) 10. LTROI Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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