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    Sean Durkin And Elizabeth Olsen Discuss The Optimism At The Heart Of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

    From the mind of Sean Durkin, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is an unsettling and stunning experience (check out our Sundance review). The film follows the dual narrative of Martha (Elizabeth Olsen), a young girl who becomes absorbed into a small cult community, only to escape to the confines of her sister’s lake house. As we see both parts of this story run parallel, we discover that Martha may not be ready to assimilate back into society, as she quarrels with her sister and her sister's husband, unable to understand what could be considered a “right” way to behave. Meanwhile, we also are given a window into her life on the cult commune led by t...

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    Nick Nolte & Tom Waits Circling Drama 'The Low Road,' From 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Producers

    A slowly creeping phenomenon of 2011 has been the indie drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Ever since its debut at Sundance in January, the psychological thriller, which has placed star Elizabeth Olsen as one of the hottest actresses around, has picked up some of the most glowing reviews of the year (read ours from Sundance here), and played virtually every major festival, currently unspooling at Toronto after cropping up at Cannes in the Spring. Joe Public will get their chance to see it when it's released next month, but the company behind Sean Durkin's film are moving onto pastures new, with two projects in the can, and one more gearing up ...

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    'Drive,' 'Restless,' 'Melancholia,' 'Skin I Live In': Over 20 Films From TIFF2011 We've Already Seen

    If you're at all into film and read movie blogs you know it's all about the Toronto International Film Festival for the next nine days (the festival started yesterday, September 8). Arguably the biggest film festival in the world aside from Cannes (who are probably more prestigious, but not quite as...

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    'The Descendants,' 'Shame,' 'The Artist' Head Full Line Up For 55th BFI London Film Festival

    'The Ides Of March,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin,' 'Carnage,' 'Wuthering Heights' & More Also IncludedWe're really getting into the thick of festival season by now. Telluride is long departed, things are winding down in Venice (we're here for another 24 hours, but it's starting to look like a ghost...

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    Watch: New U.K. Trailer & Lovely Poster For 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

    If last year the Oscar story centered around the breakout performance by Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone," Fox Searchlight is hoping the awards season narrative this fall will focus on Elizabeth Olsen in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and certainly, she deserves it.

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    Watch: Two New Trailers For Sundance Sensation 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

    This writer is gonna be honest: I see QR codes everywhere but have never once scanned them with my phone. It usually seems like a lot of extra steps for little reward, but it seems Fox Searchlight wants to take the cult drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" in a viral direction. Over the weekend, the stu...

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    Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' To Close The New York Film Festival

    Impressive Main Slate Includes 'The Artist,' 'Shame,' 'Le Havre,' 'Melancholia,' 'Miss Bala,' 'The Kid With The Bike' & MoreWith TIFF and Venice solidifying their lineups, organizers at the New York Film Festival revealed their full main slate today and it's pretty impressive. Kicking things off, the fest announced that Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" has landed the Closing Night Gala slot. To refresh your memory, the film is co-written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, and follows the story of a wealthy Hawaiian man named Matt King (Clooney), who takes his daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) on a road trip to find the man his wife has...

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    'The Descendants' Moves To November 23rd; 'Five Year Engagement' Set For April 27, 2012

    'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Moves To October 21stYou know the drill, so bust your day planner out because you're gonna have to move some things around.

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    The Amazing Race: How Soon Is Too Soon To Talk About The Oscars?

    This week marks the start of a new regular column here at The Playlist, focusing on the awards season. It'll be intermittent at the present, and more regular once the season really gets going come September or so.

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    Watch: Haunting, Goosebump Raising Trailer For Sundance Hit ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

    Sundance 2011 seemed to be the year of the woman. Brit Marling walked away with a double whammy of attention for "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" while Elizabeth Olsen earned breakout sensation status for her turn in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and for most of us getting our first look now, i...

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