It's snowing! It's gray outside and this has me thinking of my favorite winter movies. Let the Right One In and Transsiberian are two flicks where the frigid cold and barren landscapes are as much a leading character as the humans who occupy them. Just thinking about their endless icy landscapes makes me want to escape to a tanning booth for a spell.
Let the Right One In (2008) follows two children, one of whom harbors a secret, as they forge a delicate relationship in 1980s Sweden. This movie is a thriller for thinkers. Let the Right One In spawned a Hollywood remake in 2010. Transsiberian (2008), starring Emily Mortimer and Woody Harrelson, keeps pace with an unassuming American couple who encounter drug runners and worse upon the Transsiberian railroad. It may be the best movie aboard a train that you've never heard of.