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    Cinedigm and Drafthouse Films Partner to Release 'The Act of Killing,' 'The Congress' and More on VOD in 2014

    Digital distributor Cinedigm has partnered with Drafthouse Films to release a slate of critically acclaimed independent films across all home entertainment and VOD platforms beginning in 2014.

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    Ben Wheatley To Direct Adaptation Of J.G. Ballard’s 'High Rise'

    To say that Ben Wheatley likes to have options would be an understatement. The prolific director has already dropped one movie this year (the trippy "A Field In England," with Drafthouse Films handling the U.S. release) along with his first music video, and currently sitting in pile on desk of poten...

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    Watch: Ben Wheatley Directed Music Video For Editors' “Formaldehyde”

    While many filmmakers (think Mark Romanek or David Fincher among others) got their start doing music videos, "Kill List" and "Sightseers" helmer Ben Wheatley has cut his own freaky, unique path. “A lot of directors come up through making pop promos: I didn’t,” Wheatley told Creative Review. “My rout...

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    Spend 30 Minutes Diving Into The Making Of Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England' With New Featurettes

    "A Field In England" (review here), the mind-bending, low-budget English Civil War psychedelic horror film from Ben Wheatley (“Kill List,” “Sightseers”) has rapidly become one of those films that is much bigger than just what's on the screen. First, attention focused on the unconventional multi-plat...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England'

    Imagine attempting a super-low-budget, rapidly shot mashup of the melancholic aesthetic of Ingmar Bergman, the comedic sensibility of Mel Brooks and the tonal uneasiness of Lars Von Trier -- you'd probably end up with a complete mess of a film. However, that's not the case for Ben Wheatley, whose wi...

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    Watch: Trippy Teaser Trailer & TV Spot For Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England'

    Ben Wheatley has taken viewers down dark paths with "Kill List," on blackly comic road trips with "Sightseers" and into a crime family trying to keep it together with "Down Terrace," but perhaps nothing can prepare us for "A Field In England." And these this new teaser trailer and TV spot reveal tha...

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    Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' To Open Karlovy Vary; Ben Wheatley's Latest Screening In Competition

    The Karlovy Vary International Festival has announced the extensive programming for its 48th edition, which runs June 28-July 6.

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    Watch: New Trailer & Poster Arrive For Ben Wheatley's Trippy 'A Field In England'

    Many, including ourselves, tipped the latest film from Ben Wheatley, "A Field In England," to pop up somewhere in the Cannes line-up. After all, his reputation's been growing since his first two pictures "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," and "Sightseers" was on the Croisette last year. The film didn't...

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    5 Reasons Why You Must See The Hilariously Dark & Twisted 'Sightseers'

    Caravanning into theaters this weekend in limited release is Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers." It’s easily one of the best films of the year so far and perhaps more importantly one of the most enjoyable. Our review of the film from Cannes last year affectionately dubbed it "Natural Born Campers," and tha...

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    Review: Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' - Or 'Natural Born Campers' - Is A Black-Comedy Holiday Hoot

    After "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," midnight-movie manqués and buffs in the know were wondering what director Ben Wheatley would do next; the answer is, apparently, make you laugh until you sound like a hole in the side of an airplane. "Sightseers," starring and written by Steve Oram and Alice Low...

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