Something missing from ‘The East’

Was anyone a bit disappointed in The East? It’s Brit Marling’s latest, and though the story is intriguing, uniquely presented and tight, it just couldn’t get over the proverbial hump, quality-wise, for me. Maybe it was the contrived episode by the lake in jam #2, or the overuse of handheld camera, or the over-emphasis of the romantic relationship. Whatever it was, something is missing from this otherwise pretty good film.

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