I’ve been fascinated with Brit Marling ever since I saw last year’s second-best picture, Sound of My Voice. Anyone who’s seen a movie in-theater in the last month or so has likely seen this compelling preview. The East looks like it could be good, and a perfect follow-up to Sound of My Voice: both movies were directed by Zal Batmanglij and co-written by Batmanglij and Marling. These two seem to have a their fingers on the pulse of the moment; Logan Hill of Indiewire writes:
Batmanglij has a particular talent for capturing that unmoored, twentysomething search for meaning, and the tight-knit allure of a group that offers a reason for living.