"The October 10"

The FreeStyle Life cuts through the clutter to bring you October's 10 must see films.
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1.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
“ Martha Marcy May Marlene
After escaping from an abusive cult, a young woman struggles to come to grips with what happened to her inside the cult and re-adjust to life on the outside. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
2.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ Skin I Live In
In this twisted revenge thriller, a plastic surgeon hunts down the man who raped his daughter and exacts his own disturbing form of retribution. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
3.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ The Ides of March
In the final days before the heavily contested Ohio Democratic presidential primary, a hot shot campaign staffer finds himself involved in a political scandal that could cost his candidate a shot at the presidency. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
4.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011 Documentary)
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The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash. (80 mins.)
Director: Constance Marks
“ Being Elmo
Growing up on the streets of Baltimore, no one believed Kevin Clash’s passion for puppetry would lead him to become the heart and soul of one of the world’s most beloved characters – Elmo. Using rare footage of Jim Henson’s workshop, Being Elmo chronicles Kevin Clash’s unlikely journey of becoming Elmo and gives viewers a special glimpse into the wondrous world of Sesame Street. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
5.
Miss Bala (2011)
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After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding. (113 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
“ Miss Bala
In Tijuana, 23 year old Laura Guerrero dreams of becoming a beauty queen on the pageant circuit. But when she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, she is thrust into the world of organized crime, forced to become a mule for a violent drug cartel. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
6.
Incendiary: The Willingham Case (2011 Documentary)
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In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham's three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders... (99 mins.)
“ Incendiary: The Willingham Case
In 1991, Texas native Cameron Todd Willingham escaped his burning home while his three young daughters perished inside. While Willingham was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in 2004 to the joy of many (including Governor Rick Perry), forensics experts have since labeled the Willingham case as a “witch hunt” and an atrocious miscarriage of justice. Whether you believe Willingham is a martyr or monster, Incendiary offers a disturbing and provocative look into the capital punishment debate. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
7.
Margin Call (2011)
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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ Margin Call
Set during the eve of the global financial crisis, Margin Call depicts an investment firm’s collapse and the rippling chaos that consumes its employees and the world around it. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor, this taut Wall Street thriller features a star-studded cast. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
8.
Like Crazy (2011)
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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (90 mins.)
Director: Drake Doremus
“ Like Crazy
The only thing standing in the way of college sweethearts Jacob (a handsome Californian boy) and Anna (a striking British exchange student) is Anna’s expired student visa. Director Drake Doremus draws upon personal experiences to chronicle this complicated long distance relationship as it evolves over the course of 8 years. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
9.
Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011 Documentary)
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Paul Goodman, whose best-selling 'Growing Up Absurd' made him the philosopher of the New Left in the 1960s... (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lee
“ Paul Goodman Changed My Life
Best known for his best-selling book Growing Up Absurd, Paul Goodman was a prolific writer, pacifist, philosopher, and gay activist whose progressive ideas and bisexual lifestyle rocked conservative norms and provided a moral compass for America’s disillusioned youth during the turbulent 1960s. By weaving archival footage with interviews from Goodman’s family, peers, and his fiercest critics, director Jonathan Lee explores the illustrious life of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
10.
Sleeping Beauty (2011)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires. (101 mins.)
Director: Julia Leigh
“ Sleeping Beauty
A college student struggling to make ends meet takes a part-time job at a high-class brothel where the clients consist of old men who, instead of demanding sex, prefer to admire the youth and beauty of their paid escorts as they lay unconscious. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus