BY JOE TYRRELL
For those trying to avoid Hollywood’s summer bloat, the taut thriller “The East” will have you sweating, your pulse racing.
Instead of killing brain cells, this movie puts them through mentral gymnastics.
The latest screenwriting collaboration between actress Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij moves like a shark through the murky waters of “ecoterrorism.”
But here that terms gets applied as much to the smooth spokespeople of corporations poisoning the environment as to the dissatisfied longhairs who dream of striking back at them.