Best movie scene of the year picks its top movie scenes of the year. Let Me In, the English remake of Let The Right One In, wins top spot. Its chosen scene, a botched murder attempt by the young vampire's protector, combines the Swedish original's muted efficiency with slick Hollywood tension-building tricks.

Shot for shot, beat for beat, it's the scene of the year, laying a foundation of succinct but meaningful shots and then building a madhouse on top of it. The pièce de résistance — you'll know it when you see it — is one of the great recent examples of show-off filmmaking in service of story. The universe has been turned upside-down.

It's a shame the new version of this movie — hailed as a rare example of a remake as good as its inspiration — didn't do so well in the box office.

Let Me In [Salon]