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    Drafthouse Films Heads to Ben Wheatley's Psychedelic 'A Field In England'

    With Ben Wheatley's black comedy arriving in U.S. theaters tomorrow "Sightseers," Drafthouse Films has announced it has picked up the North American rights to the British director's newest film, "A Field in England."

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    'Sightseers' Director Ben Wheatley Discusses His Black Comedy and Asks Marvel to "Phone me up!"

    Acclaimed British helmer Ben Wheatley is back in theaters this Friday after terrifying audiences last year with the sinister "Kill List," with a decidedly different film that's still no less twisted. Unlike "Kill List," his new effort "Sightseers" is a laugh-riot, albeit an extremely dark one. The f...

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    Interview: Ben Wheatley Talks The Dark, Twisted & Hilarious 'Sightseers,' Says 'Freakshift' Is Next & Casting Soon

    After a very successful run on the festival circuit Ben Wheatley's dark and somewhat ghastly comedy “Sightseers” is finally making itself available to theater-goers in hip cities and VODers across the country. It is, in my opinion, the most assured work from the British director of “Kill List” and “...

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    Watch: "This Is Not My Vagina!" Exclusive Clip From Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    A movie that recently made the list of The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Indie Films Of The Summer, and one that we've been singing the praises of since it premiered last year at Cannes (read our review), Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers" might be the most twisted road trip movie you're likely to see thi...

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    'Sightseers' Proves Ben Wheatley's Mastery of the Horror-Comedy Formula

    British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has earned a following on the genre film festival circuit for a pair of distinctive movies with two very different moods. His 2009 debut "Down Terrace" followed a family of criminals through a series of amusing misadventures, suggesting Wheatley's proclivity for enlive...

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Talks IFC's 'Sightseers'

    Brit filmmaker Ben Wheatley had brought his prior two low-budget features, "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," to the Cannes market. Then he made his proper Cannes debut with "Sightseers" in the Director's Fortnight, an unexpected breakout during an unexceptional year. Then the film played the fest circ...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' & The Potential Dangers Of Auteur Worship

    ...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by editor-in-chief Rodrigo Perez, managing editor Kevin Jagernauth and contributor Cory Everett for an in depth conversation about Terrence Malick and his latest film"To the Wonder," and ...

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    Watch: Go On A Hellbent Holiday With The U.S. Trailer For Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'; 'A Field In England' Sets U.K. Date

    We know we've droned on and on about Ben Wheatley for the past forever, and certainly the man's neverending stream of projects always keeps us on the tip of our toes. But for most of you out there, the only exposure you've had to the filmmaker has likely been through "Down Terrace" or "Kill List," a...

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    Ben Wheatley Has Another New Project Set Up At HBO

    Oh, you think your schedule is busy? Well, Ben Wheatley is here to let you know how lazy you really are. Not only has he dropped three features in the past three years -- "Down Terrace," "Kill List" and "Sightseers" -- with another one coming in 2013 ("A Field In England"), he also helmed episodes o...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Developing HBO Thriller 'Silk Road'

    Ben Wheatley, the British director whose work includes the acclaimed horror film "Kill List" and the upcoming black comedy "Sightseers," is the latest filmmaker to land a TV deal with HBO.

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