It took Hollywood 40 years to get around to making a movie about the Titanic  ... and even then it was less interested in the disaster per se than in using it as a dramatic backdrop for a typical piece of Tinsel Town melodrama.
In Martha Marcy May Marlene  writer/director Sean Durkin delivers a moody, almost unbearably creepy look at a survivor of a Manson-type cult. And along the way he gives us a new star: Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the Olsen Twins.
A confession: Matthew McConaughey irritates me in most of his romantic comedy roles. But in The Lincoln Lawyer  we get the McConaughey I love. Here he plays Mick Haller, a fatally flawed character who oozes amoral charismatic and oily self-confidence.