20. X-Men: First Class (A)
21. Do The Right Thing (N/A)
22. Martha Marcy May Marlene (B+)
One of the indie success stories of last year's Sundance, which never quite caught fire afterward like Winter's Bone
and some other Sundance success stories have in recent years. It did draw enormous critical praise nonetheless, particularly for Elizabeth Olsen (the talented Olsen sibling), who does indeed deserve it; hers is a very convincing performance. John Hawkes (who was also in Winter's Bone
) is very good as the leader of the cult Olsen's character falls in with. This also generated some discussion relating to its ending (and the more general trend of ambiguous endings in indie cinema). I think this one works reasonably well, though the director rather openly stated there's no correct answer, which I find a little bit annoying. It's nice to think that there is a definitive answer somewhere even if you'll never know for sure.
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