DA's Review of The East
As if I didn't adore Brit Marling enough before this film, The East has earned her a spot as one of the greatest writers, directors, and actresses of our generation. The East is a strongly built political and socio-economical statement that makes you question how much power our government truly has over us. It is much more than an intelligently written thriller. The East is a beautifully artistic and darkly vengeful story of truth, empathy, and sacrifice. This film will make you question everything you've ever believed about governmental and corporative power in a way that few, if any, films have ever done before. A perfect cast and an intellectually spellbinding plot have made The East, by far, one of the best films of 2013.