11. 'Carrie'

Disappointingly disregarded as if it were merely one of countless unnecessary remakes of the genre, director Kimberly Peirce's ("Boys Don't Cry") take on Stephen King's classic novel "Carrie" easily bests Brian De Palma's 1976 film and most of the other horror films in recent memory. Rather than a tone-deaf bore, this "Carrie" is an insightful teen drama that's also scary in both its emotional and physical violence. Chloe Grace Moretz and particularly Julianne Moore thrive as Carrie and her controlling mother, with the tale of high school traumas and the choice to act independently or go with what you're told as relevant and important as ever.
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( October 17, 2013 )

Disappointingly disregarded as if it were merely one of countless unnecessary remakes of the genre, director Kimberly Peirce's ("Boys Don't Cry") take on Stephen King's classic novel "Carrie" easily bests Brian De Palma's 1976 film and most of the other horror films in recent memory. Rather than a tone-deaf bore, this "Carrie" is an insightful teen drama that's also scary in both its emotional and physical violence. Chloe Grace Moretz and particularly Julianne Moore thrive as Carrie and her controlling mother, with the tale of high school traumas and the choice to act independently or go with what you're told as relevant and important as ever.

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