Tag Archives: British cinema

“High-Rise” (Directed by Ben Wheatley)

High-Rise (2016) Director: Ben Wheatley Writers: Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley Cast:  Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elizabeth Moss A magnificent adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s cooly savage, satirical novel, Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise” is gruesomely faithful to Ballard’s … Continue reading

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“Down Terrace” (movie review)

Down Terrace (2009) Director: Ben Wheatley Screenplay:  Robin Hill & Ben Wheatley Cast:  Robert Hill, Robin Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Tony Way, Kerry Peacock, Michael Smiley Count me among Ben Wheatley’s great admirers—it is directors like him (along with … Continue reading

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“Gumshoe” (1971)

Gumshoe (1971) Director:  Stephen Frears Writer:  Neville Smith Cast:  Albert Finney, Bilie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule A true cult film, difficult to find (at least in North America). Eddie Ginley (Finney) is a lovable loser, a Liverpool bingo caller … Continue reading

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