• Liam Fogarty

    ★★★½ Watched by Liam Fogarty 22 Nov, 2015

    I was a bit ill when. I watched this, so my concentration wasn't the best. But it still wound up being an engrossing drama about the damage caused to an individual when part of a cult.

    The film plays out non-linearly, with it beginning with Martha's escape, clearly frightened and threatened, yet we never fully learn where this breaking point comes from, as the film is pumped up with endless ambiguity to an almost an intolerable level. We do however…



    ★★★★½ Watched by YI JIAN 21 Nov, 2015 6

    Martha who became Marcy May who became Marlene Lewis who went back to Martha. Caught in between identities, trying to adjust to one while being chased by another, it's no wonder the girl looks like she's in a perpetual state of confusion. Imagine visiting two different worlds just to find that none of it truly fits you. Imagine hell following you to false heaven, both physically and mentally. Imagine being rejected by Will Graham despite having a smoking hot body.…


  • Bryan Reeves

    ★★★★½ Added by Bryan Reeves


    Acting 18/20
    Direction 18/20
    Screenplay 17/20
    Techs 17/20
    Entertainment 17/20


  • Lena

    ★★★★ Watched by Lena 16 Nov, 2015

    This film was more terrifying than any horror movie I've seen in a while. There's something that has always fascinated me and disgusted me with cults & it's what brought me to this film in the first place. It is very, very disturbing. Elizabeth Olsen is amazing in this role, my flaws lie with the character. For all the brainwashing that she's gone through (something I fail to understand still, to this day), I can't grasp why she can't even tell…


  • MB (movie buff) Punk

    ★★★½ Watched by MB (movie buff) Punk 14 Nov, 2015 1

    A dark and disturbing odyssey about a woman who is flesh and bone, bu that's about it. She doesn't have any form of human conciseness or emotions and feelings. Lucy gets a call from her sister Martha. It's been two years since Martha has made any contact. No one knew where she was or what she was doing. Lucy immediately goes to her sisters aid, bringing her back to her and her husbands lake side house. Lucy is glad to…


  • Paul Zoccolillo

    ★★★½ Added by Paul Zoccolillo

    (Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)


  • mariusdownunder

    ★★★★ Watched by mariusdownunder 12 Jun, 2011

    Watched in June 2011

    SFF 2011

    A young woman lives among a group of people, a community, where the men toil the land and the women cook, eating after the men have. One night she runs into the nearby forest and eventually phones her sister who comes to collect her. The sister, Lucy is staying with her husband at their holiday home and this is where she takes Martha, her sister, whom she has not seen for several years. Martha…


  • Greg Richmer

    ★★★★ Watched by Greg Richmer 30 Oct, 2015

    This film is much more disturbing after listening to Karona Longworth's series on Charles Manson.


  • Pinball

    ★★★★ Watched by Pinball 26 Oct, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Having recently re-watched The Searchers I was struck with the economy of style both films have. Long shots that allow the scene to be played out almost like a proscenium. though I wanted more shots like the slow dolly that revealed the car pulling up with the new girl Sarah, the ones given were quite satisfying. The film doesn't over explain itself, it really trusts the viewer. Though often confused by MMMM's responses in a scene I had to chalk…


  • Kristi

    ★★★★ Added by Kristi



  • Val Taylor

    ★★★★½ Watched by Val Taylor 23 Sep, 2015

    So intense, even in its quietest moments.


  • Curtis Bahr

    ★★½ Watched by Curtis Bahr 18 Oct, 2015

    I would like to have seen a little of her back story as to how she got linked up with the cult, like what led to her weak-mindedness so that she was so easily brainwashed? How was her mind so influenced in just 2 years that the 20+ years of living in reality was easily overwritten? Ugh...all the questions and underwhelming performances drop what could've been a great hard-hitting movie for me. The pace fit the subject matter but there wasn't enough substance for me to praise it.