Ellen Page http://kmuw.org en Movie Review: The East http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-east <p><i>The East</i> is a superior movie partly because it is somewhat original, but mostly because it takes its subject and its characters seriously and skirts what would seem to be almost inevitable clich├ęs.<br><br>There is nothing particularly new about Brit Marling, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Zal Batmanglij, taking a job as an infiltrator of a subversive group that is sabotaging the efforts of a big corporation; but the treatment of the group is unusually and very effectively objective and serious.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 19484 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: The East