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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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    Ben Wheatley Adds Another Project To His Plate, Developing Animated Movie 'Mega Evil Motherfuckers'

    The name Ben Wheatley would have meant very little to most people just a few short years ago, but after the incredible run of "Down Terrace," "Kill List" and "Sightseers," his is a name that almost every film fan gets excited to hear. It won't be long before we get to see "A Field in England," and h...

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    Ben Wheatley Has A Crime Flick In The Works Called 'Two For Hell'

    Ben Wheatley may be the most exciting and prolific filmmaker coming out of the U.K. right now. And the director is moving at an incredibly quick clip. At the beginning of 2011 he unveiled his shocking and disturbing hitman/horror film, "Kill List," and by the spring of the following year he had debu...

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    Ben Wheatley To Produce 'Berberian Sound Studio' Director Peter Strickland's 'The Duke of Burgundy'

    In each successive picture since his 2009 black comedy “Down Terrace,” filmmaker Ben Wheatley has continually evaded expectation to create a swirl of genre delights, from his hitman horror “Kill List” to this year's “Sightseers.” He's also taken a liking t...

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    AFI Review: 'The ABCs Of Death' Won't Win Over Non-Horror Fans, But That's OK

    Horror anthologies have been on the rise of late, with movies like "Trick 'r Treat," "Chillerama" and the found footage anthology "V/H/S" keeping the tradition alive. The latest anthology is "The ABCs of Death," which combines 26 shorts in what is less of an interwoven narrative like "Trick 'r Treat...

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