Instantly uncomfortable, Martha Marcy May Marlene is unlike any experience I’ve had at the movies. Elizabeth Olsen has the breakout performance of the year as Martha, a confused young woman who flees her life in a cult and struggles to find her footing again amongst the people she ran from to begin with. The film, which co-stars Winter’s Bone Oscar nominee John Hawkes, is at times both eerily quiet and dishearteningly noisy; it is painfully present but yet also lost in a haze of what is real and what is imagined. The tension first-time feature filmmaker Sean Durkin creates is palpable and his style is distinct and effective. Martha Marcy May Marlene is truly an accomplished piece of filmmaking and simply unforgettable.
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Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) wins top award at the Tribeca Film Festival (ADDED: Jeff Barnaby‘s Rhymes for Young Ghouls wins Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award)
During tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony, which was held at the at the Conrad New York in New York, Kim Nguyen‘s Rebelle (War Witch) received the Founders Award for [...]