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A Teacher and a Leader

31 Oct

Creepy, unnerving, well acted, and just plain ole beautifully made, Martha Marcy May Marlene is a must-see movie that you won’t soon forget.

That’s mostly because of the subtle, heartfelt, and heartbreaking performance by Elizabeth Olsen (who has the unfortunate luck — for now, anyway — to be best known as Ashley and Mary-Kate’s younger sister).

It’s the same kind of performance that made Carey Mulligan a star in An Education two years ago.

Thanks largely, but not completely, to that fine work, MMMM is one of the year’s best movies. Continue reading