Directed by: Zal Batmanglij; Runtime:116 minutes Grade: B+ In Sound of My Voice and Another Earth, writer/actress Brit Marling and her creative teams focused on fairly abstract emotional topics and themes, from how a cult community manipulates...Show More Summary
An overlooked summer thriller finds a new cinematic use for prayer. Spoiler alert: In Zal Batmanglij's recent political thriller The East—which may be this summer's best movie that you'll have to watch on DVD, because it lasted barely...Show More Summary
True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard has poured cold water on the rumor that he is secretly dating Ellen Page, 10-years his junior and standing in his armpit 13-inches below him. The two were linked after filming Zal Batmanglij’s The East together earlier this year. Show More Summary
The East is an engaging eco-terrorism espionage thriller that has everything going for it: a fantastic cast, thought-provoking script, and most importantly, a beating heart at the core. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij wrote the film together (in wh... via JustLuxe.com
Zal Batmanglij, director and co-writer of The East and Sound of My Voice, explains how collaborating with actress and co-writer Brit Marling has taught him trust, authenticity and the true nature of storytelling. Zal Batmanglij grew up in a house where creative collaboration was part of everyday life. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Another day, another cutesy image of Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page to overanalyze. Today's pic? This cuddly shot posted on the Twitter feed of The East director Zal Batmanglij with the following explanatory text: “This reminds me of shooting. Show More Summary
Rumor has it True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard is dating Juno actress Ellen Page. It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and a tweeted image from director Zal Batmanglij is certainly worth its share in gossip. The photo, which shows Skarsgard kissing a blissful Page on the head, was taken on the set [...]Show More Summary
Are ‘The East’ co-stars Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard Hollywood’s hottest new couple? Well, the picture above, that was tweeted out by The East director Zal Batmanglij that shows Ellen and Alexander in what looks like a pretty intimate moment, … Continue reading »
Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page are officially a real couple! The director of their movie The East, Zal Batmanglij, posted [...]
Alexander Skarsgård shared a snuggle with his The East costar Ellen Page on Saturday. Their director, Zal Batmanglij, tweeted a photo of the onscreen couple nuzzling each other and wrote, "This reminds me of shooting. When we'd lie on...Show More Summary
Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page arrive back at LAX Airport accompanied by their The East director Zal Batmanglij on Sunday (Jun 9) in Los Angeles. The 36-year-old actor and 26-year-old actress promoted their film in San Francisco the day before at a screening. Zal posted a cute pic of the duo on Twitter enjoying the [...]
The East Fox Searchlight Pictures 116 minutes The East, a new thriller directed by relative newcomer Zal Batmanglij, follows an eco-terrorist collective that finds elaborate ways to punish CEOs and pharmaceutical companies for committing...Show More Summary
In their followup to Sound of My Voice, co-writer-director Zal Batmanglij and co-writer-star Brit Marling infiltrate another insular community, shifting their attention from a kind of sci-fi cult to activist anarchists who live off the...Show More Summary
The direction of east is linked to light. The sun rises from the east, ex oriente lux, a sign of dawn. The East, a new eco-terrorism thriller, written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, and directed by Batmanglij, taps into this "rising" motif.
The man with the third coolest name in show business (after Rip Torn and Zal Batmanglij), Armie Hammer, performs a stunt in the new The Lone Ranger featurette. Check it out: The Lone Ranger Featurette Hammer stars as John Reid, who turns...Show More Summary
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij left a positive impression on me a few years ago at South by Southwest. Not only with Sound of My Voice, their first full-length feature film together, but also in person during the brief time I spent sitting down with them. Show More Summary
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij stepped onto the indie scene in a prominent way with Sound of My Voice. The collaborators made a surprising movie that truly engaged in a conversation with its audience, asking plenty of questions and giving you the proper amount of clues to form your own answers. Show More Summary
In honor of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's THE EAST, our Badass Sommelier delves into organic wines.
Back in 2009 filmmakers Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij spent a summer on the road living with collectives. Now they've turned those experiences into the eco-activist thriller The East.
Most of the time filmmakers will put an immense amount of research before taking on a feature. For director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij, the research was already there as he dove into his latest feature with its star Brit Marling. Long before receiving buzz for Sound of My Voice, Batmanglij and Marling found themselves penniless [...]Show More Summary