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Ben Wheatley Films, Ranked

Like most auteurs, director Ben Wheatley can’t be pigeonholed. Calling him a horror director is like saying Werner Herzog makes biopics. Same would go for science fiction, which classifies Wheatley about as easily as it does… 1,243 more words

Movies

High-Rise (Film Review)

Ben Wheatley is an insanely cool and focused filmmaker, his movies treading that delicious line between high-brow arthouse fair and primal batshit-crazy entertainment. Which is just my flamboyant way of saying that they’re both intelligent and engaging as hell. 1,210 more words

Reviews

Capsule review: Down Terrace (2009)

British director Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Kill List) announced himself as a formidable and promising talent with his impressive debut film about gangsters, moles, doubts, bad decisions and repercussions. 97 more words

Drama

F.I.L.M. of the Week (April 28, 2016)

The British cinema scene is full of people doing lots of interesting work, but it still gets reduced quite frequently to familiar genres: the black comedy, the kitchen sink melodrama, the suburban crime saga. 425 more words

Movie Reviews

Movie Night X: The unbelievable tenth occurrence of the night of the watching of videofilms

Down Terrace (2009)Early Ben Wheatley film about a family of petty, messed up criminals and the shenanigans they get up to. Dark, twisted, and cleverly awkward, as usual for a Wheatley movie. 321 more words

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0492 | Down Terrace

Ben Wheatley’s 2009 debut offers a welcome spin on the tired old British gangster film. Its Union Jack-bedecked poster (and the marketing more generally) suggests you’re in for one of those straight-to-Tesco crime dramas – the kind that are so bad even Danny Dyer and Vinnie Jones won’t touch them with a… 421 more words

Film

Down Terrace (2009)

A taut drama that’s as equally raw as it is brutal. Coming from the imaginative mind of my newest all time favourite directors, Ben Wheatley, who had a number of equally cold and calculating bizarre thrillers under his belt now. 516 more words

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