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Sundance Review: Mike Cahill's Heady, Deeply Moving ‘I Origins’ Starring Michael Pitt & Brit Marling

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2014 3:09 PM
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I Origins
2011, the year of actress Brit Marling, also introduced the world of cinema to two promising filmmakers: “The Sound Of My Voice” director Zal Batmanglij and “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill. Marling starred and co-wrote both heady and high concept indie efforts and her rocket soon took off. Fox Searchlight picked up both films and Batmanglij was soon making his intriguing follow-up “The East.” Skeptics were a little less convinced about “Another Earth,” which featured an admittedly excellent concept but was sometimes limited by its budget and presentation in execution. However, those that sensed great promise should be thrilled to see it fulfilled in “I Origins,” Cahill’s powerful Sundance follow-up.

First Look: Brit Marling, James Nesbitt & More In Danny Boyle's TV Cop Comedy 'Babylon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 6:24 PM
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Babylon
Yep, Danny Boyle is taking the deep dive into television. In case you forgot, last summer brought word that the "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Trainspotting" filmmaker was taking his talents to the small screen for the cop comedy/drama "Babylon," and now as we enter the New Year, the first look at the cast has arrived.

Read An Excerpt From Brit Marling's New BDSM Script 'Boar'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 18, 2013 2:43 PM
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The East, Brit Marling
Writer/producer/actress: Brit Marling is the kind of triple threat we like. She’s carved out her niche in Hollywood with a DIY attitude. Why wait for someone else to give you opportunities when you can create them yourself? She co-wrote “Sound of My Voice” with indie director Zal Batmanglij and “After Earth” with Mike Cahill, and both landed in the festival circuit in 2011 and instantly launched her career. Offers came pouring in, including working alongside Tom Cruise in the big-budgeted sci-film film, “Oblivion.”

Brit Marling & More Join Danny Boyle's Cop Show 'Babylon,' FX Picks Up WWII Miniseries He'll Produce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 9:30 AM
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As Danny Boyle now makes his way to television, helming the cop show "Babylon" for Channel 4 in the U.K., it's not a surprise that some very strong talent is following him to the small screen. No matter what the format, Boyle is one whom people are eager to work with.

Watch: 2 Alternate Endings For 'The East' Starring Brit Marling & Alexander Skarsgård Plus Win A Copy On Blu-Ray

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 17, 2013 11:15 AM
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The East, Alexander Skarsgård
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for you to pick up the latest releases on DVD and Blu-ray. While you could just pick up the latest blockbuster—“World War Z,” in this case—the stylish, though divisive, eco-terrorist thriller “The East” would be a more worthwhile purchase. And if you haven't seen the movie, you might want to skip this part—a look at the alternate endings from the Zal Batmanglij-helmed film arrived online that show the different paths the film could have taken.

Exclusive: Malcolm Gladwell Discusses 'The East' With Zal Batmanglij & Brit Marling In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 11:18 AM
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The East, Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard
Well, here's an intriguing step out of the ordinary. While film featurettes usually present the principal cast and crew talking about the making of a movie, it's rare they'll bring in someone from the outside to probe a little bit deeper. And it's even rarer they'll bring in someone like celebrated author and journalist Macolm Gladwell ("Blink," "The Tipping Point"). But with "The East" continuing to expand to cities nationwide, a new look at the film is here and it dives right into the themes and ides behind the picture.

Review: 'The East' Is A Divisive, But Stylish Thriller & Worthy Companion Piece To 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 31, 2013 10:59 AM
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The East, Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard
The first images in "The East" – the new thriller from Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, the team who made last year's underrated cult thriller "Sound Of My Voice" – are grainy footage of intruders breaking into someone's home juxtaposed with images of seagulls covered in oil. We are told through voiceover that this is the home of a CEO whose company was responsible for dumping millions of gallons of oil into the ocean. Our narrator (Ellen Page) we will learn is one of the members of an anarchist collective called The East, who are determined to enforce a strict eye-for-an-eye philosophy that will make their voices heard. The music pulses, the images are chilling and so we buckle up for a ride.

‘The East’ Actress & Co-Writer Brit Marling Talks The Stakes Of Espionage Thrillers, Real Life Inspiration & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 29, 2013 11:02 AM
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The East, Brit Marling
Alongside her co-conspirators and director friends Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij, actress and writer Brit Marling has fashioned a confident path for herself in the film world, simply by creating the roles she’d always wanted to play. In “Sound Of My Voice,” she played Maggie, the enigmatic cult leader possibly from the future, and in her second collaboration with Batmanglij, “The East,” an operative for a private intelligence firm who infiltrates an anarchist collective led by Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Shiloh Fernandez, and Toby Kebbell.

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

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 17, 2013 3:30 PM
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The East, Brit Marling
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 hits theaters at the end of the month, and a dozen new photos have arrived online via Fox Searchlight.

Watch: Infiltrate & Obliterate With New Clip & 2 TV Spots For Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Starring Brit Marling

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 14, 2013 9:41 AM
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The East, Brit Marling
While this summer will see big films like "Pacific Rim," "Elyisum" and “Man Of Steel” stomping their way into theaters. they’ll be brushing elbows with indies like the latest film from Sundance darlings Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the thriller “The East.” And Fox Searchlight has released a new clip alongside two new TV spots.

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