Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Martha Marcy Mae Marlene
Saw this as part of my 2012 Austin Film Festival experience! (In fact, this was the only movie I made it to this year - boo.) This movie is fantastic. I found it totally mesmerizing and really interesting. Elizabeth Olsen (yes, from THAT Olsen family) was absolutely stunning as the girl trying to escape a cult. I can't believe this is her first big movie - I seriously wouldn't be surprised if she was nominated for an Academy Award. The whole movie is very under-stated, and is always transfering between memories of the cult and her current life at her sister's home. It was dizzying in a mesmerizing kinda way. Beautiful movie. CHECK IT OUT!