Ben Wheatley

Film Review: Free Fire (UK, 2016) avoids Hollywood action tropes in the best way

April 24, 2017

The films by British director Ben Wheatley have all been incredibly distinct from another and are all very well-done. Whether going through the genre of crime, psychological horror, dark comedy, dystopian drama or historical surrealism, you can never accuse Wheatley of doing the same trick twice. But the crucial through-line through all his films is a streak of black humour.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: High-Rise (UK, 2016)

June 15, 2016

Clever and dark, High-Rise (directed by Ben Wheatley) is a dystopia to remember. The story follows surgeon Laing (Tom Hiddleston) who moves to a tower far from civilisation. This tower has everything you need from a supermarket to a gym, but no contact with the outside world.... Continue Reading

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