MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Blu-ray Review

     March 17, 2012

Martha Marcy May Marelene is the ultimate Sundance movie (not an insult). It offers a breakout performance by a new performer (here Elizabeth Olsen) familiar character actor faces from the supporting cast (Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes), and a strong directorial …

Top 10 Films of 2011

     December 29, 2011

Between festivals and theatrical releases, I saw over 100 new films this year.  Some were awful, some were good, and some were mediocre.  And then there were the movies that stayed with me, and more importantly, held up on repeat …

2012 Oscar Preview: Best Actor and Best Actress

     November 25, 2011

Yesterday we unveiled our picks for the top contenders in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories for the upcoming 84th Academy Awards. Today, we’re taking on Best Actor and Best Actress. Though it’s still relatively early in …

John Hawkes MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Interview

     October 22, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a psychological thriller about a young woman (played by Elizabeth Olsen) who undergoes a crisis of identity after escaping a cult-like farming community where she suffered unspeakable abuses. As her past memories flash throughout her …

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Review

     October 21, 2011

[This is a re-print of my review from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival] Martha Marcy May Marlene is a powder keg of tension, paranoia, and regret that will have you captivated with incredible direction and amazing performances. Centering on a …

Elizabeth Olsen Interview MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

     October 19, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a psychological thriller about a young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) who escapes the confines of a rural cult-like farming community and rejoins her old life when she calls the estranged sister (Sarah Paulson) she hasn’t seen …