Films By Ben Wheatley

“If The Sopranos had been cooked up by Mike Leigh instead of David Chase, the result might resemble Down Terrace.” - Cinematical ... This black suburban comedy from director Ben Wheatley slickly marries family drama to crime-flick to produce a cross-genre gem. ... Father-and-son gangster duo Bill and Karl, released from a four-month stint in a Brighton prison, settle back into a routine of drinkin... Read more
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness. ... In 17th-century England, a group of deserters flees a raging battle through the English countryside. They are soon caught by a man who insists they help him uncover a treasure buried in the middle of a field. As they feast on wild mushrooms, the group descends into paranoia and arguments, and they discover that the treasure may be more than mere gold.... Read more
"Seizing on the delightfully oxymoronic possibilities of an apocalyptic period film … this is Wheatly unleashed." – Cinema Scope ... An adaptation of JG Ballard's brutally subversive 1975 classic, High-Rise finds acclaimed British director and MIFF favourite Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, MIFF 2013; Sightseers, MIFF 2012) unshackled from the low-budget restraints of his past and let loose on th... Read more
Ben Wheatley follows up his deft debut Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) with a cross-genre gem that starts as a sedate suburban drama before driving off the rails completely. ... Jay is having a tough time - his marriage is on the verge of breakdown, and he hasn't worked for months. So when his old friend Gal suggests they both return to their old profession of hired killers, Jay readily agrees. But as th... Read more
"Darkly funny, quasi-sweet and incredibly bloody." - Ain't It Cool ... After exploring the darkest recesses of British culture in Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) and Kill List (MIFF 11), director Ben Wheatley turns his unique style to comedy, albeit his own deranged brand. ... Chris is taking his new girlfriend Tina on a caravan holiday around the UK, stopping at his favourite landmarks, from the Ribbleh... Read more
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