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    A Dozen New Photos Of Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgard In 'The East'

    It’s a testament to the talents of Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling -- the writer/director and lead star of the Sundance hit, "The Sound of My Voice" -- that their indie thriller doesn’t look too out of place with its competition, especially during the crowded months of summer. The stylish thriller h...

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    Exclusive: New Images From Thriller 'The East' Starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård & Ellen Page

    With "Sound Of My Voice," director Zal Batmanglij, and co-writer and star Brit Marling, delved into the world of infiltration, exploring the repercussions of going down the rabbit hole and what happens when expectations are upended, and sympathies to cult behavior start to emerge. And it seems to be...

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    Trailer Watch: Brit Marling and Ellen Page Lead All-Star Cast in Sundance Spy Thriller 'The East'

    Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling team up for the second time in the espionage thriller "The East," which stars Marling, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Skarsgard. The pair previously collaborated on the screenplay for Batmanglij's debut film "Sound of My Voice," in which Marling also star...

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    Watch: The Unexpected Is The Advantage In New Trailer For 'The East'

    The risk of going undercover (especially in the movies) is that you can go so deep that you can't come up again. And that threat forms the crux of "Sound Of My Voice" director Zal Batmanglij's latest tale of infiltration, "The East." Only this time, it's coming with a zeitgeist-worthy twist.

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    New Photos Of Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgård In 'The East'

    Actor/writer Brit Marling and director/writer Zal Batmanglij -- the creative team behind the smart little indie "The Sound Of My Voice" -- are just getting started, but their sophomore effort is about to arrive and it's hopefully the second chapter in a long line of collaborations. The duo employ ge...

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    Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' To Close SXSW Film Festival; 'The Spectacular Now' Also Added To Lineup

    It looks like SXSW is going to be a bit of Sundance South in 2013. With Park City premieres like "Don Jon's Addiction," "Computer Chess," "Prince Avalanche," "Before Midnight" and "Upstream Color" all headed to Austin, one more movie that unspool...

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    Sundance Review: Why Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Is Fascinating and Illogical at the Same Time

    Suspenseful, ludicrous, fascinating, and utterly unsubtle, Zal Batmanglij's "The East" plays like an unholy mash-up of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Alias." The film builds on the themes of cult and identity that Batmanglij and his star Brit Marling explored artfully in their breakout debut "The S...

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    Sundance Review Roundup: Batmanglij and Marling's 'The East' Dividing Critics

    Critics are divided on director Zal Batmanglij ("The Sound of My Voice") and co-writer-star Brit Marling's newest collaboration, "The East." While some find the film a relevant, absorbing eco-terrorist thriller, others deem it overlong and "deeply silly." Review highlights below.

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    Watch: Anarchy Rules in First Trailer for Batmanglij and Marling's Sundance Title 'The East'

    The first trailer for "The East," director Zal Batmanglij's follow-up to "Sound of My Voice," has landed via distributor Fox Searchlight. The film just debuted at Sundance (check out ThePlaylist's review here). Brit Marling, who also co-wrote the film, stars as a woman wh...

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    We Don't Care How Rich You Are: Chilling First Trailer For 'The East' With Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgard

    Cults, rituals and underground movements were explored in Zal Batmanglij's unjustly overlooked "Sound Of My Voice," and this year he returns to the Sundance Film Festival with collaborator Brit Marling for "The East," another picture exploring those similar themes. And follow...

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