|release date||October 21 2011|
|starring||Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes|
SynopsisHaunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
It’s a tricky thing for me to review Martha Marcy May Marlene, and it’s made trickier by the fact that I’m reviewing it for this site. It’s not a film for everyone, though I would certainly recommend it to many people. It’s also not a horror film, but I would certainly recommend it to many horror fans (especially if you respond to paranoia, suspense or creeping dread). First time writer/director Sean Durkin has crafted a film that will likely make you grapple with your own feelings of uncertainty and the fear of where you do and don’t belong (if anywhere). To some extent it’s about the parts inside of you that are begging to be advocated for but are shut down, whether it be by you or someone else. …Read More