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Ben Wheatley

Free Fire (2016)

Director Ben Wheatley’s fifth feature arrived in a hail of bullets, 70’s sideburns and incendiary insults. Free Fire’s trailer teased us with a back-to-basics shoot ‘em up that took aim somewhere between Reservoir Dogs and Hard Boiled.…

TRAILER PARK – High-Rise

The main trailer for Ben Wheatley's eagerly awaited High-Rise has just been released. Adapted from J.G. Ballard’s visionary novel by screenwriter Amy Jump, High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans,…

LONDON 2015 – High-Rise (2015)

After being linked to Don’t Look Now director Nicholas Roeg, a film version of J. G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise fell into financial difficulties and UK producer Jeremy Thomas put the project aside.  Now, 30 years after the novel’s original…

Sightseers (2012)

Love's journey British director Ben Wheatley and his writing and living partner Amy Jump have done three feature films now, all making use of a fresh blend of the domestic and banal with the brutal and criminal. Wheatley's debut, Down…

Sightseers (2012)

Ben Wheatley's stark and startling hitman horror flick Kill List was my favourite movie of 2011 by some margin, combining a grim kitchen sink authenticity with a nightmarish, otherworldly atmosphere of dread to stomach churning, emotionally…

Kill List (2011)

Ritualistic hitman buddy picture Ben Wheatley's second feature is more droll, more violent, and stranger than his debut Down Terrace but the initial sly blend of domestic and mundane with criminal and brutal remains. Wheatley has an…