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Title:   High-Rise
Director:   Ben Wheatley
Year:   2015
Genre:   Apocalypse
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.28.15

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- Down Terrace
- A Field in England
- Kill List
- Sightseers

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.28.15Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015
The new Ben Wheatley, who's a total Alamo fav. This one is like a vaguely sci-fi lord of the rings where Tom Hiddleston moves into a new skyscraper and the power goes out and a class struggle between the top floor residents and those below ensue.

It's pretty crazy. There's more than a little of Cronenberg's Shivers in there, without the weird under-the-skin monsters. Everyone kind of goes insane, but it's hard to tell if it's just a weird world or a normal world with weird people in it.

There's a new Portishead song in this. They cover Abba's "SOS." I really appreciated how the film new how awesome and rare it was for a new Portishead song to exist so the movie basically stops and have a 5-minute montage to let the audience listen to the song. It was great.

All in all, Wheatley definitely has a unique voice. I don't really know if I like it or not, but I respect that it's there.
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