My review of the movie has been up at ANOMALOUS MATERIAL since yesterday. My little piece about the same movie will also be out in Yourkloset in a week’s time and I will include the link when the article goes live.
But really, what difference does Martha Marcy May Marlene – Courtney Stodden’s favourite movie – have from “Dynasty?” Sarah Paulson and Hugh Dancy are everyone else and Elizabeth Olsen is Joan Collins, coming back from a binge of something we don’t want to know, inflicting herself into her family, being crazy as hell! Best. Photo shoot. Ever. Of course it’s so obvious that I haven’t really seen Dynasty apart from the occasional YouTube clip.
‘Martha/ Marcy May/Marlene Lewis (Olsen) is an interesting character because I know why I’m not in a cult. I want to know why she is and we never really get a sense of how she gets pushed into that edge. Is this off-screen Aunt Dora who she has lived with that terrible? Did she not grow up without TV or news? Why is she so co-dependent? So many questions and yes it’s as scary as anything you’ve seen this past Halloween month.
- Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene (3.5 stars) (arts.nationalpost.com)