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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sound of My Voice Review

Sound of My Voice Quick Review
2012, 85 minutes
Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use

This is one bizarre movie, but a very good one.  It follows two documentary filmmakers who decide to infiltrate a cult led by Maggie (Brit Marling), a woman who claims she is from the future.  Gradually the filmmakers get sucked in.  This is the first film by director Zal Batmangalij and with great hand-held camerawork and a talented cast, he completely succeeds in making the audience feel the paranoia and intrigue that go along with being in a cult.  Brit Marling, however, is one of the biggest draws to this movie.  She co-wrote and acted in this.  After premiering the outstanding Another Earth at Sundance along with this, she has proven her versatility and dramatic depth.  As Maggie, she has a magnetic presence that makes the film that much more frightening.  Overall, Sound of My Voice may be one movie that you may need to search for, but if you do, it will be worth it.  If anything, the ending will have you talking for a while after the credits roll.

-Joshua Handler

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