Indie Log: We Are What We Are

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Ever-rising star Julia Garner fits well in cultish settings: Electrick Children, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and now We Are What We Are, whose Rotten Tomatoes consensus reads:

A compelling story cleverly told, We Are What We Are quenches horror buffs’ thirst for gore while serving up serious-minded filmmaking and solid acting.

Indeed.  Among the generally top-notch moviemaking is a bit of awkwardness and a pacing problem — the movie does not feel like it is moving slowly per se, but neither does it stir itself along the way one could expect given the underlying plot, especially in the first half.  We Are What We Are is no Martha Marcy May Marlene, but it’s still worthwhile.  Available via Netflix and iTunes rental.  And look for Kelly McGillis — she’s a long way off from Top Gun and Witness.  7/10

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