This week: good movies! All Indie!THE GUARD
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Elizabeth Olsen — younger sister of the Olsen twins — plays a troubled young woman who joins a cult, then returns to her family after a traumatic incident. The film tracks her time in the cult and the increasing paranoia and difficulty she has assimilating when she returns. Olsen is getting strong early looks as an Oscar nominee for Best Actress. At AMC 20 (LB) Rated R
A doting father, loving husband and man of God — with a family history of schizophrenia (Michael Shannon) — begins having apocalyptic visions. He takes steps to protect his family, by building a storm shelter and stocking up on canned food, but quickly his friends begin to wonder if the family might not need protecting from him. People are falling over themselves for this film (it won the Critic’s Grand Prix at Cannes), but the dark overtones don’t exactly make it Oscar bait. At AMC 20 (LB) Rated R
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