This week’s my movie picks are weird. Like, there is one very popular and highly loved recommendation, there’s an indie recommendation that should be known to most, and then there’s a teen-flick with supernatural powers and Sebastian Stan. Yes, that’s what I said, weird, right?
This recommendation wasn’t the first one that popped into my head. Frankly, I had to think about it, and when I finally realized that Fight Club is a secret society, I felt a bit dumb. But that’s not the point, the point is that this movie is brilliant. The performances by Edward Norton and Brad Pitt define brilliant, and it’s just, I mean, it’s a damn classic!
The first movie that popped into my head, and frankly, the only one regarding cults, was Martha Marcy May Marlene with Elisabeth Olsen in the lead. I saw this during a film festival years ago, and it has stuck with me. I don’t remember much of the movie plot, but I do recall the emotions I had during watching this. Definitely an interesting experience.
Like I said, my third recommendation is weird, like, I don’t even know how among all the movies I loved when I was a teenager and hate now, this has stuck with me as something positive. The performances and the plot aren’t that great and yet, 10 years later, I still remember some scenes and I still remember Sebastian Stan. So yes, it’s bad, but it’s good bad and it is still better than Twilight.
Now, I’ve started to recommend series as well, so when I saw the cult topic, I knew I had to mention the first season of The Following. And I need to specify that I watched a little bit of the second season as well, but it wasn’t good, so the first season it is. Even with some clichés and a little bit of an illogical plot, The Following’s first season shows the really bad sides of cults and how these can affect people to do some really bad things.
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES