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'The East' Movie: Brit Marling Thriller Suffers from Unbridled Earnestness

'The East' movie with Brit Marling. 'The East' movie: Thriller marred by unbridled earnestness The East is a didactic polemic couched in a mediocre thriller that takes itself far too seriously to be taken seriously. That isn't to say the concerns of The East's young filmmakers – director / co-screenwriter Zal Batmanglij and leading lady / co-screenwriter Brit Marling (also a producer along with, among others, Tony Scott and Ridley Scott) – aren't earnest. To the best that can be discerned, Batmanglij and Marling seem to genuinely care about our society and its ever-diminishing corporate values. In fact, the charge brought by The East's characters seems to be the charge brought by its filmmakers: The powers-that-be poison our food and […]


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'The East' Movie: Brit Marling Thriller Suffers from Unbridled Earnestness



'The Artist' & Bérénice Bejo + Multiple Surprises: From Michael Shannon to Brit Marling

The Artist with Bérénice Bejo and Malcolm McDowell. Alexander Payne's The Descendants and Michel Hazanavicius' homage to Hollywood's silent era, The Artist, are the clear Best Film favorites this awards season. The Artist's leading lady Bérénice Bejo, however, hasn't been receiving that much recognition from U.S. film critics groups; the St. Louis Film Critics Association, which voted her the year's Best Supporting Actress, has been an exception. In the image above, Bejo (who happens to be Hazanavicius' wife) is seen with veteran Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, O Lucky Man!) made up to look like a W.C. Fields clone. Also in The Artist: Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle, and the dog Uggie. Awards season […]


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'The Artist' & Bérénice Bejo + Multiple Surprises: From Michael Shannon to Brit Marling