Martha Marcy May Marlene: Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth Olsen… gives one of, if not the single best acting performance of 2011 in Sean Durkin’s psychological thriller, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Interesting title, I know - but an interesting film, as well. Finally a great cult movie! No, I don’t mean a film with a cult following; I mean a film focused on a young woman’s experience as a member of a mysterious cult… and the aftermath, the tense, fragmented aftermath. Strong editing and superbly refreshing direction contribute to making Martha Marcy May Marlene easily one of the better films of the year.