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‘The OA’ Actress Brit Marling’s Top Five Movies and TV Shows

Brit Marling has appeared in numerous well-known movies and series.



American actress Brit Marling has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for more than a decade.

Throughout Marling’s career, she has truly become a rising star in the industry. Her distinctive blend of versatility, charm, and acting skills not only set her apart but also her ability to bring complicated characters to life with depth and emotion.

Let’s take a closer look at five of the actress’ remarkable films and TV shows that have earned significant critical acclaim.

Sound of My Voice (Movie, 2011)

Sound of My Voice is a psychological thriller film directed by Zal Batmanglij and produced by Hans Ritter, Brit Marling, and Shelley Surpin.

The movie revolves around the efforts of two documentary filmmakers striving to uncover the secrets of a cult led by the charismatic Maggie, played by Marling, who asserts to be from the future.

Following its release on April 27, 2012, the film quickly gained acclaim and was recognized as one of the Top Indie Films at Festivals in 2011 on IndieWire’s criticWIRE.

In an insightful review for The New York Times, Manohla Dargis offered a nuanced perspective on Sound of My Voice, describing it as a smart and effectively unsettling movie that delves into the complexities of belief and the harsh, manipulative techniques of persuasion.

Sound of My Voice is a psychological thriller film.

Sound of My Voice is a psychological thriller film. (Source: IMDb)

Dargis also underscored the deliberate avoidance of gratuitous violence in the film, instead choosing to emphasize its intricate portrayal of individuals gathering in a mysterious house in an anonymous Los Angeles neighborhood.

He also elaborated that as the story progresses, the characters experience a gradual emotional unraveling, unraveling bit by bit, wound by wound, until they find themselves in moments of both sobbing and laughter.

Concluding his review, Dargis highlighted that Sound of My Voice stands out in its unique navigation of the human psyche. According to him, the film delivers an impactful and thought-provoking experience that resonates long after the credits roll, leaving an indelible impression on its audience.

Another Earth (Movie, 2011)

Another Earth is a science fiction drama film directed by Mike Cahill and produced by Hunter Gray, Mike Cahill, Brit Marling, and Nicholas Shumaker. The movie focused on Rhoda Williams, played by Brit Marling, a bright 17-year-old girl passionate about astronomy.

However, her joy at getting into MIT turned tragic when she drove home intoxicated with friends, causing a car accident. This led to John Burroughs (played by William Mapother) falling into a coma and resulted in the loss of his pregnant wife and young son.

Following a four-year prison sentence, Rhoda grapples with guilt and regret as she takes on a janitorial job at her former high school.

The movie also delves into themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the consequences of choices made, offering a poignant exploration of the impact of a single moment on the course of multiple lives.

Another Earth, released on July 22, 2011, made an impactful debut at the box office, grossing $112,266 in its first week in theaters. Over time, the film achieved worldwide success with a total gross of $1.9 million.

Its recognition extended beyond box office numbers, as it won the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for its exceptional focus on science and technology themes, or characters in scientific roles.

Moreover, Another Earth earned the Audience Award in the Narrative Feature category at the 2011 Maui Film Festival. The film also secured its position among the top independent films of the year, receiving recognition at the 2011 National Board of Review Awards.

Additionally, it received a nomination for a Georgia Film Critics Association Award in the category of Best Picture, solidifying its impact on both audiences and critics alike.

The East (Movie, 2013)

The East is a thriller film directed by Zal Batmanglij. Marling co-wrote the screenplay, drawing inspiration from their own experiences and 1970s thrillers. She also stars in the film as Jane Owen.

The movie was filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, over two months at the end of 2011. The story revolves around Jane, an operative for the private intelligence firm Hiller Brood, assigned by her boss Sharon (Patricia Clarkson) to infiltrate The East—an underground activist, anarchist, and environmentalist organization.

This group has carried out a vandalistic attack against a corporate leader and threatens more as retribution for ecological crimes.

Likewise, the film premiered to strong reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2013, and was later released in theaters on May 31, 2013.

With the release of the movie, it garnered a multitude of positive responses. Justin Chang reviewed the film, stating, “This clever and involving spy drama builds to a terrific level of intrigue before losing some steam in its second half.”

He also acknowledged the film’s appreciable growth in filmmaking confidence and expressed optimism that it would result in a substantial return on Fox Searchlight’s investment.

The OA (Television series 2016-2019)

The OA is a mystery drama television series encompassing science fiction, supernatural, and fantasy elements. It was created and executive-produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.

Marling not only served as a producer but also portrayed Prairie Johnson, a young woman who resurfaced after a seven-year disappearance.

Likewise, on February 8, 2017, Netflix renewed the series for a second season, titled “Part II,” released on March 22, 2019. Despite the creators planning for a five-part story told over five seasons, Netflix canceled the series abruptly on August 5, 2019, after two seasons, leaving it with a cliffhanger ending.

The OA received generally positive reviews, with averages of 77% for Part I and 92% for Part II on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was praised for its directing, visuals, and acting, as well as its significant social impact.

Regarded as one of the best TV shows of the 2010s, the 21st century, and of all time, The OA left a lasting impression and ignited conversations about its unique narrative and profound themes.

A Murder at the End of the World (Miniseries, 2023)

A Murder at the End of the World is a psychological thriller drama television miniseries created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij for FX. It stars Emma Corrin as an amateur detective, while Marling, along with Clive Owen and Harris Dickinson, takes on supporting roles.

The series delves into Corrin’s quest to unravel a murder mystery at an isolated Arctic retreat in Iceland. This project follows their prior collaboration on The OA, marking the second television venture by Marling and Batmanglij.

Similarly, A Murder at the End of the World premiered its first two episodes on Hulu on November 14, 2023, with subsequent episodes released weekly until December 19, 2023.

Sumila is a Nepal-based freelance content writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to learn new things. She writes on various topics by combining her curiosity with experience from her profession. She has recently completed her Bachelor's in International Business Management from Herald College. Presently, she writes for Glamour Buff and GB Issue.


Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

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Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

Netflix has a wide range of TV shows and movies.

Alongside them, Netflix also hosts a lot of documentaries. It has a wide range of documentaries but the true-crime genre is the one that has its audience sitting on the edge of their seats.

There are various true-crime documentaries and docuseries on the platform, including American Nightmare, Girl in the Picture, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Tiger King, and Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, among others.

In April 2024, various documentaries and docuseries are coming to Netflix. However, the three most anticipated true-crime shows are — What Jennifer Did, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer, and Files of the Unexplained

Here is all we know about it.

‘What Jennifer Did’ 

What Jennifer Did is an upcoming documentary directed by Jenny Popplewell, the creator of another famous Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

What Jennifer Did digs into the frightening story of Jennifer Pan, who plotted to murder her parents. The crime, disguised as a heist gone wrong, unravels through police interrogation film and interviews, showing Pan’s network of lies leading up to the incident.

Pan is a Canadian woman who was convicted of a 2010 kill-for-hire attack on her parents, which killed her mother and injured her father. The crime occurred at the Pan house in Unionville, Markham, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. 

According to her exact account, several gunmen entered the house, forcefully retrained her and her parents, then shot them. Her father, Huei Hann, was sent to the hospital, and her mother, Bich Ha, died instantaneously.

A whole new image appears as the law enforcement personnel piece together the facts. Pan plotted the entire operation with her drug dealer boyfriend, Daniel Wong, whom her parents had forbidden her from dating. 

This motivated her to seek his help and devise a plan to murder her parents. This threatening notion was carried out in the form of a burglary, with Pan as the victim. The documentary will also concentrate on her arrest and the legal processes.

What Jennifer Did will be released on April 10, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ 

As the name of the documentary suggests, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer is based on true events that occurred in Berlin. The series examines the case of several odd and unusual killings.

In 2012, three guys were murdered and robbed in Berlin after being unintentionally drugged. While the murderer was called ‘The Darkroom Murderer’ at the time, just one occurred in a dark room at a homosexual bar in Berlin. 

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024. (Source: Netflix)

However, the murderer did look for guys in and around the city’s party scene to prey on victims. Only when one of his targets survived his attack and the assassin attempted to purchase a train ticket with one of the deceased men’s credit cards did the inquiry begin to narrow.

Jan Zabeil and Caroline Schaper directed this true crime show and Netflix will begin streaming the series on April 3, 2024. 

‘Files of the Unexplained’

Files of the Unexplained is an upcoming terrifying eight-episode docu-series that talks about strange encounters, weird disappearances, disturbing incidents, the mystery of mutilated feet washing up, and more. 

This investigative documentary series examines genuine stories that defy explanations and talk about witnessing weird encounters and strange events. 

Files of the Unexplained kind of dives into a similar area as its previous documentaries like Unsolved Mysteries, Haunted, and 28 Days Haunted. According to its plot on Netflix, the series is described as “Eerie encounters, bizarre disappearances, haunting events, and more perplexing phenomena are explored in this chilling investigative docuseries.”

The docuseries will be released on April 3, 2024.

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‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

The album will be released on March 29, 2024.




‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

When Beyoncé announced her 2022 album Renaissance, she made it clear that it was merely the first installment of a multi-act body of work.

And now, after over two years of waiting, the singer has revealed that Act II is on the way — Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter, also known as Act II: Cowboy Carter or just Act II, is Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, set to be released on March 29, 2024, by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. 

It is the second chapter of Beyoncé’s trilogy project, developed during the COVID-19 epidemic, and follows Renaissance (2022).

The then-untitled album was first announced on February 11, 2024, during Super Bowl LVIII, when Verizon Communications aired a Super Bowl commercial, titled ‘Can’t B Broken,’ in which Beyoncé tried to ‘break the Internet’ by doing increasingly outlandish means —  from releasing a jazz saxophone record and performing on top of the Las Vegas Sphere to building an AI version of herself and launching a “Barbey” doll collection.

After all of the ideas failed, Beyoncé closed the advertisement by saying, “Okay, they ready. Drop the new music.” Following the broadcast, the singer shared a preview video for Act II on Instagram. 

The video paid tribute to the 1984 movie, Paris, Texas, which mentions border blasters, and incorporates Chuck Berry’s 1955 song ‘Maybellene.’ The singer’s official website was updated the same day, announcing her eighth studio album, Act II, which would be released on March 29, 2024.

The album’s two main singles, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ‘16 Carriages,’ were then made available for digital download and streaming. On March 12, 2024, Beyoncé stated that the album would be called Cowboy Carter via a teaser poster with a western saddle and sash. 

She released the album cover on Instagram on March 19, 2024, and teased surprises and collaborations on the album. On March 20, 2024, she unveiled a limited edition unique cover featuring a ribbon that says “act ii BEYINCÉ,” referring to a generational family surname.

On March 27, 2024, she unveiled the album’s tracklist via a themed poster. She shared a graphic on Instagram of the album’s tracklist, which was inspired by classic Chitlin’ Circuit posters. 

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’ (Source: Instagram)

It includes the titles “Dolly P” and “Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,” implying possible collaborations with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Similarly, ‘Jolene,’ was written on the poster, which netizens believe is a cover or reinterpretation of the Parton’s song of the same name.

‘The Linda Martell Show,’ has also been mentioned on the poster, possibly referring to the first Black woman to achieve commercial success in the country genre. 

The themed poster revealing the album’s tracklist has been confusing a lot of netizens. The following things have been mentioned on the poster, so possibly, these are the songs on the album.

They are —  ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ ‘16 Carriages,’ ‘Ameriican Requiem,’ ‘Blackbiird,’ ‘Protector,’ ‘My Rose,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Daughter,’ ‘Spaghettii,’ ‘Alliigator Tears,’ ‘Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,’ ‘Smoke Hour II,’ ‘Just for Fun,’ ‘II Most Wanted,’ ‘Levii’s Jeans,’ ‘Flamenco,’ ‘Ya Ya,’ ‘Oh Louisiana,’ ‘Desert Eagle,’ ‘Riiverdance,’ ‘Tyrant,’ ‘II Hands II Heaven,’ ‘Sweet Honey Buckin’,’ ‘Amen,’ ‘Jolene,’ and ‘The Linda Martell Show.’ 

It looks like we will only get to know the collaborations and tracklist of Cowboy Carter after its release on March 29, 2024.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

“A drastic improvement over its novel predecessor.”




‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

When Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey was released back on March 10, 2023, it was not received well. 

It was neither liked by critics nor the audience. At the time of writing, it has 3% on Tomatometer out of 62 reviews and a 50% audience score.

Looking at the previous installment, many believed that the second movie — Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 — would not do well. However, it came with a massive comeback.

It debuted with 100% on Tomatometer and at the time of writing, it has 56% with 18 reviews. One of the critics wrote, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a drastic improvement over its novel predecessor, even if it suffers from some of the same problems.”

“This flawed but enjoyable sequel defies expectations — albeit low ones — and outperforms its predecessor on most levels,” another critic quipped.

By the looks of it, the audience is loving the second movie more than the first. It has an 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes with over 250 audience reviews.

Giving reviews on the movie, one netizen wrote, “Really fun twist on a classic. Directing acting and plot was fantastic. Not corny like most movies just fun and worth the watch.”

“This sequel was incredibly enjoyable! Despite my appreciation for the first film, this one surpassed it 1000% with its fantastic kills, (so much fun brutal, gory kills) the enhanced appearance of Pooh and friends, and a captivating storyline that kept me interested throughout. I’m eager to add this movie to my collection,” another commented. 

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a 2024 British indie horror film directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and written by Matt Leslie. It is the second installment in the Twisted Childhood Universe (TCU) and a follow-up to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), a horror reinterpretation of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories. 

The film stars Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin and Ryan Oliva as the eponymous figure, with Tallulah Evans, Eddy MacKenzie, Lewis Santer, Marcus Massey, and Simon Callow in support. 

In a June 2022 interview with Dread Central, Frake-Waterfield showed interest in making a sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, stating that he wants to ramp it up even more, go even crazier, and go even more extreme. In September 2023, teaser photographs were revealed revealing the new character Owl. 

The film contains a fresh cast and character designs, and it is set in the Ashdown town rather than the Hundred Acre Wood. Furthermore, the character Tigger, who was absent from the original film, reappeared after entering the public domain in January 2024.

The film’s budget was first rumored to be five times bigger than its predecessor, it was subsequently revealed that the budget had climbed to ten times that of the previous picture. Shaune Harrison, who has previously worked on the Harry Potter franchise and Game of Thrones, was the film’s monster and gore designer, while Paula Anne Booker oversaw the special effects. 

In the movie, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Owl’s house and life are jeopardized as Robin discovers their presence. Not wishing to remain in the shadows any longer, the group resolves to go on a rampage through Robin’s native village of Ashdown to exact their retribution once and for all.

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