Crazy for You

Two small films launch two big talents

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Crazy for you. Two small films launch two big talents.

The story of a young woman who joins and later flees a dangerous cult, Martha Marcy May Marlene (in limited release Oct. 21) has the warm look of afternoon sunlight shot through with a sense of foreboding found in the dark of the loneliest night. I left a daytime screening unnerved by the film's chillingly calm cult leader, Patrick (John Hawkes, Oscar-nominated as the shady uncle in Winter's Bone), and, mostly, floored by the debut of 22-year-old Elizabeth Olsen. She didn't come out of nowhere; she's the younger sister of those ultimate show-business veterans, the Olsen twins, and looks like their...

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