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Friday, May 31 2013

Personal Vendettas Are Made Public in 'The East'

Insomuch as firm principles drive the activities of the central figures of the East, those principles are undergirded (and undermined) by wounded resentment and personal vendettas.

Friday, May 18 2012

"Sound of My Voice' Combines Indie Drama and SF Overtones

Brit Marling's low-key charisma comes in handy for scenes of the cult's meetings, where Maggie's claims sound absurd, yet also weirdly tantalizing.


Thursday, May 30 2013

"The East's" Patricia Clarkson Lowers the Boom

A Statuesque favorite, the effervescent, irrepressible Oscar-nominated actress reminds us that "you have to speak up and you have to engage in whatever way you can".

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