Brit Marling in The Sound of My Voice.
Brit Marling in The Sound of My Voice.

These days, the phrase “cult film” refers to just that—films about cults—and no longer only to cinema that draws a small, fervent following. On the heels of the highly acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene (about a woman who has escaped from a cult) and in advance of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology opus, The Master, comes Sound of My Voice (in wide release on May 18), a tense, dark drama in which starlet Brit Marling plays an apostlelike figure who convinces her followers that she comes from the future.

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