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The East is worth watching just for Brit Marling, a surefire future star, but it's also a complex thriller that will test your allegiances.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front was one of the best documentaries of 2011. It's a fascinating film that humanizes a self-righteous group of American underground extremists. With The East, co-writer/director Zal Batmanglij goes a step further, immersing...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why? This movie is about a beautiful cult leader who claims to be from the future! Are you not intrigued? The film begins in medias res as we follow two people driving in the middle of the night. They arrive at a house and await instructions. Inside, they disrobe, shower, and are blindfolded, handcuffed, and stuffed in a minivan with others who have undergone the same ritual. Taken to a nondescript house and led down stairs to a refinished basement...Read Full Story
Director Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling attend the "Sound Of My Voice" premiere at Museum of Modern Art on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (April 21, 2012 - Source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images North America) more pics from this album>>Sound of My Voice is the first feature by Zal Batmanglij, a young up and coming writer/director who was named to Variety's "Ten Directors to Watch" list last December. His film is a striking debut, a cerbral noir which delves into universal questions of self...Read Full Story
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