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Review: FREE FIRE, Bullet-riddled Mayhem From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

Toronto 2016 Review: FREE FIRE Brings Guns Blazing Glory From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

Wheatley, Wingard, 'Mo Bros. Lead Toronto 2016 Midnight Madness Announcement

We shoulda seen it coming when Free Fire, the latest from UK madman Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise), was announced to be having its "European" Premiere at BFI London in October. That's code for "It's headed to TIFF!" Indeed it...

Review: HIGH-RISE, A Provocation To Disengage

As audience empathy tests go, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes; a bellwether for the casually curious to beware.    Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the...

TANK 432: Check The Trailer And Poster For Wheatley Produced Thriller

Kill List and High Rise director Ben Wheatley takes on an executive producer role for upcoming UK thriller Tank 432 from director Nick Gillespie. Gillespie and Wheatley's relationship is a long one with Gillespie having served as part of the...

Rotterdam 2016 Review: AAAAAAAAH! Makes You Go Eeeeeeeeh!

(Or: welcome to the planet of the apes, where the apes are us.) Ben Wheatley's film High Rise is currently making waves and shocking people in its theatrical run, with its bleak story of societies happily degenerating into animal behavior....

HIGH RISE: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For Wheatley's Latest

Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans anchor the cast of High Rise, the Ben Wheatley adaptation of JG Ballard's novel. And while the cast may have gotten much higher profile than the norm for Wheatley the filmmakers underlying anarchic spirit remains...

New HIGH-RISE Trailer Reaches New Heights Of Anxious Angst

What I love about director Ben Wheatley is that he continues to take on challenges that are new and different than what he's already done. High-Rise is the latest example. Based on a novel by J.G. Ballard, the film stars Tom...

Ever Wanted Something More? Watch Ben Wheatley's First HIGH RISE Trailer

Ben Wheatley's adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise alternately confused and delighted audiences on the festival circuit with - in broad strokes - those who turned up looking forward to the new Tom Hiddleston / Luke Evans film left wondering...

Magnolia Taking Ben Wheatley's HIGH-RISE Straight To The Penthouse Suite

Variety is reporting that Ben Wheatley's latest, High-Rise, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for distribution in the U.S. The film had its World Premiere here in Toronto during TIFF. Mr. Wheatley approves of this acquisition."I'm very excited about...

Toronto 2015 Review: HIGH RISE Throws A Lot Of Stuff Off The Ledge

As audience empathy tests go, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes; a bellwether for the casually curious to beware. Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the film, each...

FREE FIRE: Ben Wheatley's Next Is Underway, See Who Rounds Out The Cast

Filming began on Ben Wheatley's new film Free Fire yesterday and Deadline has an update on the cast. The film is already bolstered by a really good cast to start; Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Wheatley alumnus Michael...

Martin Scorsese To Exec Produce Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE

Martin Scorsese has come aboard British director Ben Wheatley's next project, Free Fire, as an executive producer, Screen Daily has revealed. Set in late-70s Boston, the film is the story of two rival gangs, whose rendezvous in a deserted warehouse...

HIGH RISE: Our First Look At Tom Hiddleston In Ben Wheatley's Thriller

Empire has your first look at Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing in Ben Wheatley's upcoming thriller High Rise. We are very excited for anything coming out of Wheatley's camp because he always brings us something different with every film....

THE GREASY STRANGLER: Wood, Timpson, League and Wheatley Put A Death Choke On Jim Hosking's Feature Debut

I've asked enough people who make their living in film, and they almost all agree that it is great when you can work with your friends. Sure, there are other instances when working with your friends has ground potentially awesome...

Ben Wheatley Enters The Action Arena With FREE FIRE

What next for Ben Wheatley? With production wrapped on his adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise the prolific UK auteur will be moving next into the action arena with Free Fire.An original script revolving around a 1978 arms deal gone...

Euro Beat: NSFW Trailer And Release News About Abel Ferrara's WELCOME TO NEW YORK

Also in today's Eurobeat: Project news from Ben Wheatly and Paolo Sorrentino, a closer look at Spain's new box-office juggernaut, and more!...

Review: A FIELD IN ENGLAND, A Terrifying Headtrip Into The British Countryside

Bold, beautiful and utterly bonkers, Ben Wheatley's A Field in England is a mind-bending monochrome masterpiece likely to alienate as many as it seduces with its surreal visuals and delightfully deranged performances. As a fan of director Ben Wheatley since...

Ben Wheatley Talks A FIELD IN ENGLAND, Destiny, And His Characters

I first became aware of Ben Wheatley when I was assigned to write an essay on his film Down Terrace (2009) for Magill's Cinema Annual. What struck me while watching it was how carefully balanced and powerful it was and...