Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday Movie Picks #116: Cults/Secret Societies



Hello there and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks a weekly series where you share three movie picks each Thursday. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, hidden gems, or if you're up to it one of each.For further details visit the series main page here.


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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Cults/Secret Societies

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Today's theme is quite similar to the one 2 weeks ago - the difference is that it can't be a school related society.

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
The movie follows a young woman who has just left a cult and tries to get back to normal society with the help of her sister and brother-in law. I really like this one. It's quite a tense movie and has this sense of dread through out that her past would catch up to her.

Sound of My Voice (2011)
Two documentary filmmakers join a cult led by a woman who claims she is from the future. I just found the premise very interesting, but the movie overall was just underwhelming to me. I feel like I probably need a second watch though as I still can't decide if that ending means she is or isn't from the future.

Byzantium (2012)
Mother and daughter vampires are on the run from a secret brotherhood that have been chasing them for 200 years. Love love this movie.
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14 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike. I picked sound of my voice too. Didn't really like it though. I was expecting so much more from it

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    1. Me too. I thought it was interesting but like I said underwhelming. For one I thought Brit Marling was the main character, she wasn't.

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  2. I love all three of your picks. I also chose MMMM and I almost went with Sound of My Voice. Byzantium is a great movie and I wouldn't have thought of it for this group, but it fits so well.

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    1. Byzantium, yeah, it's quite easy to miss.

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  3. I loved this week's theme! Sound of my Voice was one of my picks too!

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  4. I have yet to watch all these movies, but they all sound interesting!

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  5. These films really sounds great to watch. I am especially intrigued by Byzantium

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  6. I've only seen MMMM. What a phenomenal film, that is. It has stuck with me even though it's now been several years since I last watched it.

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  7. Haven't even heard of the last one, must check that one out!

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  8. Great picks, I've seen both MMMM and Sound of my Voice - The latter I considered including but went for MMMM instead.

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  9. MMM is a solid choice. Very underrated too.

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    1. Hmm...I dunno if it was underrated. I feel like I remember seeing a lot of praise when it was released. I think it's more that it's under watched.

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  10. Never heard of any of these (yeah, probably I live under a rock), but they all sound very interesting.

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