Ben Wheatley’s “IN THE EARTH” (REVIEW)

Virus movie. It's happening.
Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith and Hayley Squires
Directed by Ben Wheatley

The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on the entire world. 2020 and, so far, 2021 have been devastating economically but, most importantly, socially. People are struggling everywhere to maintain their finances and their homes while a demon in virus form breathes its devilish fire on our planet. I’d presume the new film “In the Earth” was borne of this time, even though writer/director Ben ... more >


Tribeca Film Festival “High-rise”

From the namesake J.G. Ballard novel
Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller

There were walkouts at my screening of Ben Wheatley’s HIGH RISE, a provocative adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s equally incendiary novel of the same title about an isolated, modernistic apartment tower whose economically-segregated inhabitants devolve into anarchy and class warfare. At Tribeca Most of the walkouts occurred in the last thirty minutes of the film, the bulk of which consisted of a ... more >