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Shia LaBeouf's new film makes £7 at UK box office, as Beauty and the Beast holds sway
Belle beats Smurfs and The Boss Baby, but Ghost in the Shell and Free Fire lose out, and LaBeouf’s Man Down manages a not-so-magnificent £7

Charles Gant

04, Apr, 2017 @2:04 PM

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Free Fire director Ben Wheatley: ‘I built the set in Minecraft’
His last film, High Rise, was about societal meltdown. His latest is an absurdist action flick about a gun deal gone wrong. To bring order to the chaos, he mapped it out in 3D first ...

Xan Brooks

23, Mar, 2017 @6:18 PM

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The best films of 2016 so far
As we approach the final months of 2016, it’s time to look back at the films our critics have so far rated the finest

Andrew Pulver and Alan Evans

28, Nov, 2016 @3:31 PM

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Free Fire review – Ben Wheatley's shootout comedy is firing blanks
The acclaimed director of Kill List and Sightseers attempts to appeal to a more mainstream audience with a noisy sub-Tarantino caper that fails to grab attention

Benjamin Lee

09, Sep, 2016 @5:16 PM

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Batman v Superman sets superpowered record at UK box office
Zack Snyder’s critically loathed head-to-head beats out Batman and Superman solo films and Marvel competition, while Zootropolis caged in by strong family-film competition

Charles Gant

30, Mar, 2016 @8:48 AM

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Jeremy Irons: ‘I have the natural tendency of a benign dictator’
The veteran actor’s run of flawed gentlemen continues with his roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and High-Rise. He explains his trouble with democracy – and why his statue of buddha is so important

Catherine Shoard

24, Mar, 2016 @4:09 PM

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The 'rat utopia' experiment behind JG Ballard's High-Rise | Jesse Olszynko-Gryn
As High-Rise opens in British cinemas, we examine how Ballard’s novel reflected contemporary animal research and fears over urban overcrowding

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn

23, Mar, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Kung Fu Panda 3 scraps with 10 Cloverfield Lane to stay top at UK box office
Family animation still UK No 1, despite competition from ‘spiritual successor’ to Cloverfield and new film on the block, High-Rise

Charles Gant

22, Mar, 2016 @4:53 PM

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High-Rise review – black humour and horror
Ben Wheatley’s clever adaptation of JG Ballard’s ‘unfilmable’ book offers a creepy, future-retro vision of a society riven by wealth

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

20, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Tom Hiddleston: five best moments
With a burgeoning career that straddles the multiplex and the arthouse, the 35-year-old star of this week’s surreal satire High-Rise is on the ascent

Benjamin Lee

18, Mar, 2016 @8:30 AM

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High-Rise review – Tom Hiddleston shines in social-surrealist film of the year
The residents of a state-of-the-art tower block succumb to a collective breakdown in Ben Wheatley’s ingenious adaptation of the JG Ballard novel

Peter Bradshaw

17, Mar, 2016 @3:30 PM

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High-Rise: is Ben Wheatley’s latest the best JG Ballard adaptation yet?
His novels have long been considered unfilmable – now we finally have a film that lives up to the term ‘Ballardian’

John Patterson

14, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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