Prone to Bouts of Mania, Narcissism and Power Failure: Watching High-Rise and Snowpiercer in 2021

Prone to Bouts of Mania, Narcissism and Power Failure: Watching High-Rise and Snowpiercer in 2021

With hindsight and terrifying changes in the real world, Ben Wheatley’s ‘High-Rise’ and Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’ have been given new power and relevance as socially conscious art. Essay by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Ben Wheatley Films Ranked

Ben Wheatley Films Ranked

Ben Wheatley is one of the most prolific and distinctive British filmmakers of recent years. Here are his 8 feature films ranked from worst to best. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Rebecca (2020) Review

Rebecca (2020) Review

Ben Wheatley adapts Daphne De Maurier’s “Rebecca”, first put to screen by Alfred Hitchcock, with Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas and particularly Lily James excelling in their roles. Beth Sawdon reviews.

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A Field in England (2013) Review

A Field in England (2013) Review

Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field In England’ (2013) is a film “like nothing else” from “one of the most distinctive, original and prolific British filmmakers working today” according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in this review.

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10 Directors with 3 or More Great Films from the 2010s

10 Directors with 3 or More Great Films from the 2010s

10 of the most impressively prolific directors of the 2010s, listed in alphabetical order by Sam Sewell-Peterson. If you watch the work of 10 filmmakers from this past decade, these should be the ones.

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Top 10 Brie Larson Performances

Top 10 Brie Larson Performances

Beth Sawdon takes a look at the filmography of Brie Larson and her journey to becoming the most famous female in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The British Independent Film Awards 2016 Nominees

The British Independent Film Awards 2016 Nominees

The full list of British Independent Film Awards (2016) nominees are here, including 7 nominations for ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

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