Martha Marcy May Marlene: The Deprogramming of Elizabeth Olsen

Richard Lawson · 10/21/11 09:54AM

The first feature film from young writer/director Sean Durkin is certainly a stylistically assured debut — mysterious, moody, unbearably tense in parts — but all the style can't shroud the fact that there isn't much substance.

The Gawker Guide to Fall Movies

Richard Lawson · 08/31/11 11:10AM

With the Labor Day holiday approaching, it's becoming sadly clear: Summer is over. It's time to turn to autumnal things. That's not all bad, though! Fall movies, for example, are usually the year's best. Let's take a look at this year's selection, shall we?

Martha Marcy May Marlene: That's One Crazy Olsen

Richard Lawson · 05/05/11 01:18PM

Here's a trailer for the Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene, a drama about a young woman who escapes from a cult, physically but not necessarily emotionally, and... Oh who cares about all that. Look, it's an Olsen!

Ten Sundance Movies People Are Talking About

Richard Lawson · 01/21/11 05:19PM

The Sundance Film Festival began its annual parade of indies yesterday, with many films already earning buzz. Let's take a brief look at 10 of those films, many of which happen to be about the joys and dangers of religion.