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As much we evidently love you, our glorious readers (why else would we toil so hard over such a breathtaking array of year-end features, for one thing), there is perhaps a group of people we love even more. And that is our contributors, who throughout …
While Edgar Wright‘s “Baby Driver” is currently providing some pure genre thrills on the big screen, there’s another movie that you might’ve missed this year that provides the same feeling of flat-out entertainment: Ben Wheatley‘s “Free Fire.” The good news is that we have some copies to give away to some lucky readers, whether you’re seeing it for the first time, or are a fan of the flick already. Continue reading Contest: Win Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ On Blu-ray at The Playlist.
‘Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley Talks Movie Gunfights, Martin Scorsese & The Kinetic Action Of ‘Freakshift’ [Interview]
Ben Wheatley, no doubt, has a twisted sense of humor, just watch “High-Rise,” or, even, “Kill List” for further proof of his subtle dark comedy in the most twisted of situations. His latest film, “Free Fire,” is an ultra-violent action-comedy that features a barrage of bullets, zingy one liners and, yes, even a little bit of slapstick added to the mix. Continue reading ‘Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley Talks Movie Gunfights, Martin Scorsese & The Kinetic Action Of ‘Freakshift’ [Interview] at The Playlist.
The fastest film to reach $1 billion ever? That distinction goes to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which hit the mark in all of 12 days. “The Fate Of The Furious” isn’t quite there yet, but revving to a $908 million haul in 10 days is still super impressive. So yes, in case you were wondering “The Fate Of The Furious” is the number one movie in the country yet again, but the real story is being told overseas. Continue reading ‘Fast & Furious 8’ Hits $900 Million Worldwide In Just Two Week, Repeats #1 Spot [Box Office] at The Playlist.
Adjust Your Tracking Has A Blast With ‘Free Fire,’ Talks New David Lynch Doc ‘The Art Life’ [Podcast]
On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open with more talk of repertory cinema, in this case the recent 4K restoration of “Donnie Darko” currently playing in some arthouses around the country (and also getting a gorgeous new blu-ray release from Arrow Video). From there, I recommend you see “The Lost City Of Z” in a theater, and soon (also check out Rodrigo’s great interview with director James Gray on his new podcast). Continue reading Adjust Your Tracking Has A Blast With ‘Free Fire,’ Talks New David Lynch Doc ‘The Art Life’ [Podcast] at The Playlist.
I don’t think it’s spoiling anything to say that Sharlto Copley is the best part of Ben Wheatley‘s “Free Fire.” The only character in the film who seems to have no clue how a gunfight is supposed to work – in one scene in the film, he leads an increasingly anxious line of inquiry about how long it’ll take someone to bleed out – Copley’s character gives the South African actor a chance to dial his normally restrained screen presence (kidding) all the way to eleven. Continue reading Sharlto Copley Battles Infection In This Exclusive NSFW ‘Free Fire’ Clip at The Playlist.
By any reasonable expectation, “High-Rise” was poised to be Ben Wheatley’s crossover hit, the movie that would bring him mainstream attention after capturing the hearts of genre fans with “Kill List.” Certainly, Wheatley was in no hurry to curry favor with a wider audience, crafting movies like the pitch black comedy “Sightseers” and the wildly experimental “A Field In England” in the interim. Continue reading Ben Wheatley’s ’Free Fire’ Is A Wickedly Enjoyable Shoot-Em-Up [Review] at The Playlist.
A free movie is one thing, but a free advance screening of Ben Wheatley‘s outrageously entertaining “Free Fire“? Well, it doesn’t get much better than that, and this week, some lucky readers are going to get their chance to see the explosive action movie before everyone else. Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, and Sharlto Copley, the film (mostly) unfolds in a warehouse where two gangs meet to make a deal for some guns. Continue reading Contest: Win Tickets To Advance Screenings Of Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ This Week at The Playlist.
In these increasingly heated political times, when our world is marked by confusion, division and dissent, it’s vital to stay engaged. It’s gnarly out there. But, as per usual, the cinema is a place for escape from and high engagement with this world we live in. Perhaps this month’s column can serve as a clearheaded, evenhanded guide to remind you, dear readers and moviegoers, that there’s certainly something opening at a movie theater worth your time. Continue reading 10 Films To See In April at The Playlist.
One warehouse. A deal gone wrong. And a whole lot of guns. That’s the simple, brilliant premise of Ben Wheatley‘s “Free Fire,” which unfolds an action-packed, hilarious thriller that would impress even John Wick with how many bullets are unleashed. READ MORE: The 20 Best Movies Of 2017 That We’ve Already Seen Endorsed by none other than Martin Scorsese, and coming in hot off strong receptions at the Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Festival (among others), “Free Fire” is now headed to SXSW where Austin audiences can watch the all-star cast — Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor — have a ball in this ’70s-set film. Continue reading Exclusive: Take Aim With These New Photos From Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’ at The Playlist.