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Melbourne 2018 Review: PIERCING, Sharp, Sweet and To The Point

From the same deranged brilliant mind behind Japanese horror novel Audition comes Ryu Murakami's latest adaptation from page to film. The short novel Piercing has been given a smart and frantically fun screenplay by Nicolas Pesce, who has a unique take...

Sundance 2018 Review: TYREL, An Ambiguous and Uncomfortable Look at Casual Racism

Proving that ostracized characters with odd outlooks on life can be effectively disturbing in any language, Chilean director Sebastián Silva has made a career, in both Spanish and English, out of stories focused on people pushed to the edge –...

Jon Bernthal And Imogen Poots Join Jamie Dagg's Thriller SWEET VIRGINIA

Yesterday news cames down the line from Deadline that Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) and Imogen Poots (Green Room) have come on board the new triller Sweet Virginia from Jamie Dagg. Bernthal and Poots will be joined by Christopher Abbott (TV's Girls),...

Review: CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, Now On Blu-ray And VOD

The first notion presented in Criminal Activities, the directorial debut of Watchmen's Jackie Earle Haley, is a common and precise one: life is unpredictable, one day you are here and the next moment you can be gone. Even if the film...

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: Only A Mother Could Love JAMES WHITE

The debut feature from Josh Mond, producer of Simon Killer and Martha Marcy May Marlene, is a tough coming-of-age tale featuring a couple of top-notch showboating performances. However, the desperate circumstances alone do not make for an engaging drama, and...

Blu-ray Review: The Enigma of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

My inner crank--the part of me that wants to write angry letters to the utility companies about the electric bill being too damned high, perhaps--is unable to concede that beyond its across-the-board fine performances and taut direction, Sean Durkin's Martha...

A Few Words With MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Director Sean Durkin

In celebration of the dvd/blu-ray release of Sean Durkin's feature directorial debut, the sombre yet stunning cult film Marthe Marcy May Marelene, he graciously popped by to have a brief chat. Let's be clear, Martha Marcy May Marlene is...

Contest: Win One of Three DVD Copies of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

We've got three DVD copies of director Sean Durkin's thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, which just hit home video this week.Here's the synopsis for the much talked about film: From 2011 Sundance Film Festival "Best Director" winner Sean Durkin, in...

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Review

In a movie year that's also giving us the high profile "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", it takes some guts to hit us with another easily jumbled four-word mouthful of a title. But that's just the kind of film this...

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Review

The word cult has fallen out of vogue these days which is probably all for the better. It got thrown around so liberally for so long that even the communal living group I've called home for 23 years has occasionally...

Interview with director of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Sean Durkin

Martha Marcy May Marlene marks the feature debut of Sean Durkin and although it has some divided over how good it is there is no doubt that many have found it highly compelling. The film tells the story of a...

London 2011: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Review

While cults and communes are not the exclusive domain of the United States, ones located within its borders are great fodder for artistic exploration. In the case of ones that abuse residents either physically or psychologically or both, we are...

New Trailer And Poster For MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Another hit coming out of this year's Sundance, Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene is edging its way towards its showing at TIFF and then onto a limited US theatrical release in October. In the lead up to that, and...

New Trailers for MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

It may feel like you've been waiting forever for the release of Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene. Unfortunately you've got another couple months before the film rolls out mid October. But Fox Searchlight has at least released a couple...

MIFF11 - MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Review

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is in its glorious 60th year and below is a review for just one of many diverse films screening.Martha is a confused and scared girl. She leaves the conflict of her normal life behind...

SFF 2011 Day 11 - Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Having already received a directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Sean Durkin's stunning...

Watch John Hawkes get under Elizabeth Olsen's skin in first trailer for Sundance hit MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Fox Searchlight has released a trailer for Martha Marcy May Marlene ahead of its Un Certain Regard screening at Cannes this month and the only way to describe it is creeeeepy.  Just about everyone in Park City was buzzing about...