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High Rise

You can see Ben Wheatley’s JG Ballard adaptation in cinemas today. Our depravity and brutalism correspondent Indy Datta saw it at the London Film Festival. Here is his building survey…

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Attack of the Killer Brummies: Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers

Steve Oram and Alice Lowe in Sightseers

Ben Wheatley’s eagerly anticipated new film, Sightseers, is a black comedy about a couple on a caravanning holiday across England who start a killing spree.  Written by its two stars, Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, the film is receiving regular comparisons to Mike Leigh and Natural Born Killers.  What’s interesting is that, although he did not originate the project, the film is so clearly the work of the man who last directed Kill List.

In September, Mostly Film’s Gareth Negus attended a press conference with Ben Wheatley, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, who talked about the creation of the film, its production and their choice of eccentric tourist spots.

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