Abby Monteil

Culture journalist and Vox Magazine writer who hasn't been adopted by Paul Thomas Anderson and Maya Rudolph (yet).
A quiet place part II

Shot by Shot with the ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Trailer

By Abby Monteil 

The sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 horror breakout pushes past its post-apocalpytic premise to spotlight a new threat — the people left behind.

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Adding the Final Touches: Makeup Artists in Film

By Abby Monteil 

Whether makeup artists are orchestrating dramatic transformations or simply preparing actors’ skin for high-definition cameras, they remain a vital part of any production.


‘His Dark Materials’ Explained: What’s the Deal with Daemons?

By Abby Monteil 

Here’s what you need to know about Philip Pullman’s fantastical creatures.

Doctor Manhattan

‘Watchmen’ Explained: Who is Doctor Manhattan?

By Abby Monteil 

The original comic’s iconic superhero hasn’t officially appeared in the HBO series yet, but his shadow looms large.

Call Me By Your Name

What ‘Find Me’ Means for a Potential ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Film Sequel

By Abby Monteil 

André Aciman’s new novel could have big implications for the desired follow-up.

‘In the Tall Grass’ Review: Stephen King Horror Gets Lost in the Weeds

By Abby Monteil 

Vincenzo Natali’s new Netflix film is a visually stunning slog.

Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman

Deconstructing the ‘90s Bitch with Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman

By Abby Monteil 

‘Batman Returns’ gives the iconic villain an origin story fit for the times.

ballet in horror Suspiria

The Evolution of Ballet in Horror

By Abby Monteil 

The dance form adds eerie surrealism to the genre.

Ikarie Xb

‘Ikarie XB-1’ is the Forgotten Czech Film That Inspired ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

By Abby Monteil 

Jindřich Polák’s communist space drama anticipated now-iconic ’60s sci-fi.