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Ben Wheatley's High-Rise is too chaotic to truly capture JG Ballard's icy vision of society collapsing

You have to give Ben Wheatley credit where it’s due; he lets his audience know within the first 90 seconds whether they’ll be able to stomach his latest film, an appropriately violent adaptation of JG Ballard’s… 1,066 more words


0493 | Kill List

[Note: this review contains spoilers.]

If Ben Wheatley’s genre-skewering debut Down Terrace showed promise, then his 2011 follow-up Kill List confirmed the writer-director to be one of the more twisted, fascinating voices in modern British cinema. 747 more words

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Kill List (2011)

2016 #51
Ben Wheatley | 92 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.35:1 | UK / English | 18

I appear to be coming at director Ben Wheatley’s films in reverse order (having covered… 904 more words

4 Stars

Movie Review: Kill List (2011)

Eight months after a botched job in Kiev, Jay is an out-of-work hit man with no job and a wife constantly on his case. When his business partner and best friend Gal comes over for dinner and pressures Jay into taking a new assignment, Jay quickly finds himself back in the game with the promise of a big payoff after three assassinations. 956 more words

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