Me and My Nine Iron

October 21, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 4:37 pm

On Sunday, I attended a pre-release screening of Martha Marcy May Marlene in Santa Monica followed by a brief Q&A with writer-director Sean Durkin.

The movie was filled with amazing performances by, most notably the big names, Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes. To compare, Olsen outshines Jennifer Lawrence, who received a Best Actress Oscar nod for last year’s Winter’s Bone, Hawkes outdoes himself in the same film, where he received a Best Supporting Oscar bid and I would love to see a Best Picture nomination for a film ten times better than Winter’s Bone, which was one of last year’s Best Pictures.

Durkin created a masterpiece in his feature debut and for under $1 million, setting a disturbing tone throughout, transitioning perfectly between the two time periods and finishing the last quarter of the movie in a Black Swan-like craze. He won Best Director at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The lesser-known Olsen sister starts her acting career off with a bang, starring in three indie movies this year, including a horror and a comedy drama. Great body (two nip shots, full backside), highly likable and yes, I have a movie crush on her. The 22-year-old will be in three movies next year alongside Robert De Niro, Zac Efron and Dakota Fanning.

Martha Marcy May Marlene comes out in limited released today.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5



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