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Saturday At The Movies – Martha Marcy May Marlene

I had high hopes when I started out watching Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’d read the rave reviews for the story, for director and writer Sean Durkin’s work, Elizabeth Olsen’s inspired performance as a psychologically-damaged ingenue, freshly sprung from the arms of a charismatic cult leader. Unfortunately, and I am most definitely in the minority here, I found the movie  a tad slow moving and slightly obscure. Additionally (and pettily) – and I’m just going to say it – I hate the title of this film.

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