Review: Free Fire (2017)

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Ben Wheatley blends dark comedy and thriller to deliver a wickedly fun 1970s inspired shootout set within the confines of a dilapidated warehouse in Boston. The bullet bonanza is a result of an arms deal turned sour, with the likes of Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer along for the ride, each one determined to walk away with their lives and a briefcase full of money. Continue reading “Review: Free Fire (2017)”

Review: Aaaaaaaah! (2015)

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The directorial debut of regular Ben Wheatley collaborator Steve Oram, Aaaaaaaah! takes a unique and screwy conceit and runs with it. Alpha male Smith (Oram) – with his sidekick Keith (Tom Meeten) in tow – emerges from a wooded area and sets upon the unnamed city’s suburbs, where he stakes his claim on a female (Lucy Honigman) and her tribe. Continue reading “Review: Aaaaaaaah! (2015)”

Review: Sightseers (2012)

Tina (Alice Lowe) is struggling to cope with her overbearing and devious mother, Carol (Eileen Davies), and the recent – and accidental – death of their beloved dog. When new boyfriend Chris (Steve Oram) invites her on a week-long caravanning trip, Tina sees it as her chance to escape the confines of her council house and embarks upon what promises to be a week filled with sex, romance and adventure. Unfortunately for her, the trip quickly spirals out of control after a Continue reading “Review: Sightseers (2012)”

Review: Kill List (2011)

Jay (Neil Maskell) is an undercover hitman living a cosy life with his wife, Shel (MyAnna Buring), and son, Sam (Harry Simpson), when he embarks upon a new assignment with his friend Gal (Michael Smiley), unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

Kill List is a difficult film to categorize. What starts off as a kitchen sink drama slowly yet brilliantly transcends into part dark comedy, part edgy thriller and part sinister horror. It’s an amalgamation of components that, on paper, Continue reading “Review: Kill List (2011)”