Ben Wheatley

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Blood, gore and a healthy dose of catharsis: why horror can be good for us
A grisly feast of scary British films is heading our way. Why now? Once seen as ‘video nasties’, many believe they have a positive role to play in a pandemic

Vanessa Thorpe

14, Aug, 2021 @5:00 PM

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In the Earth review – a breath of frightening fresh air from Ben Wheatley
Wheatley unleashes an hallucinogenic horror story of madness, malevolence and mushrooms

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

20, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In the Earth review – Ben Wheatley’s trippy occult horror is a fine return to form
This low-budget folk-horror is back in Wheatley’s weird, sly world as Joel Fry and Ellora Torchia get lost in the forest

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Ben Wheatley: ‘Early on the pandemic felt like a time for getting a crossbow ready to hunt for petroleum’
The director on his new horror movie set during a pandemic, fearing he’d never work again, and why audiences love Jason Statham

Tim Lewis

13, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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From Black Widow to unseen Beatles footage: what films to see as cinemas reopen
The dazzling Nomadland leads the way with a medieval thriller, a Ben Wheatley chiller and Emma Stone’s Cruella hot on its heels

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2021 @3:30 PM

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In the Earth review – Ben Wheatley's patchy pandemic folk horror
An ambitiously shot mid-lockdown B-movie boasts some eerie visuals and genuine suspense but stumbles with an overly convoluted mythology

Benjamin Lee

30, Jan, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Sundance 2021: which films might break out this year?
From buzzy horrors to difficult dramas, this year’s low-key, mostly virtual festival offers a restricted yet intriguing selection

Benjamin Lee

28, Jan, 2021 @8:04 AM

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Lily James: 'I got sucked into the vortex. I didn't know which way to turn'
She made her name playing sunny sweethearts, but now James is going gothic in a new Rebecca. She talks getting spooked on set, Covid bubbles and co-stars

Sophie Heawood

24, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Rebecca review – perfectly watchable romp
Kristin Scott Thomas is a flawless Mrs Danvers in Ben Wheatley’s conventional take on the Du Maurier classic

Wendy Ide

18, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Rebecca review – overdressed and underpowered romantic thriller | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Ben Wheatley’s take on the Daphne du Maurier story has moments of spectacle and disquiet but hunky Armie Hammer is miscast as the troubled widower

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2020 @4:00 AM

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Call me by my dead wife's name: can Netflix persuade us we need another Rebecca?
You read the book, you know the drill. Will Armie Hammer and Lily James offer any surprises? You already know the answer

Stuart Heritage

09, Sep, 2020 @12:44 PM

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Ben Wheatley to direct zombie-pensioner TV satire on divided Britain
Kill List and High-Rise director’s drama for Channel 4 will skewer tensions between age groups

Lanre Bakare

18, Aug, 2019 @2:10 PM

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