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'Let In' The Swedish Vampires

In Let the Right One In, Eli and Oskar are both lonely 12-year-olds — but one of them happens to be a vampire. Critic-at-large John Powers calls the Swedish film "the best vampire movie in the last 75 years."


'Old boy'

Film critic David Edelstein reviews Old Boy, a South Korean film that won the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival.


Novelist David Benioff

Novelist David Benioff is the author of 25th Hour, about a drug dealer who has one day left on the outside before beginning his seven-year prison sentence. It's the basis of the Spike Lee film of the same name, starring Edward Norton.


Journalist Laura Blumenfeld

Journalist Laura Blumenfeld is the author of the book, Revenge: A Story of Hope (Simon & Schuster). In 1986 her father was shot while visiting Israel. The bullet grazed his head. Ten years later, while a reporter for The Washington Post, Blumenfeld went in search of the shooter as a way to deal with her own feelings of revenge. She found his family who in turn led her to him. She developed a friendship with them, before they knew who she really was.


Christopher Nolan

Screen writer and director Christopher Nolan. His film “Memento” is about a man who is unable to make new memories since the violent murder of his wife. He seeks to avenge her death. The movie stars Guy Pearce, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. The script for Memento was based on a short story written by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan's brother. Memento is CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S second feature film; his first was the critically acclaimed 1998 film Following. It will be released on DVD and video next month.

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