Tag: seandurkin

Review: THE NEST, Hell Really Is Other Married People

Almost a decade ago, writer-director Sean Durkin’s feature-length debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene — an intense, non-linear psychological thriller — immediately moved him to the front ranks of promising first-time filmmakers. It also introduced Elisabeth Olsen to moviegoers. In the...

TIFF 2013 Review: SOUTHCLIFFE Collapses Under Its Own Weight

For the first half of its running time the experience of watching the Tony Grisoni scripted, Sean Durkin directed Southcliffe is not unlike the experience of lancing a boil. It is excruciating, yet also somehow exhilerating to watch this tragic...

Watch A Town Be Shattered By Violence In Trailer For Sean Durkin's SOUTHCLIFFE

As lines continue to blur between high end television and film, with directors and actors moving more frequently between the two and television showing an increased willingness to experiment with format, it's clear that the days of film festivals being...

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...