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    Watch: Deadly Hilarious Trailer for 'Sightseers,' Ben Wheatley's Dark Comedy Follow-Up To 'Kill List' (VIDEO)

    Well, we didn't see this coming. The trailer for "Sightseers," Ben Wheatley's highly anticipated follow-up to his dark, violent and grim "Kill List," has made its way online via The Guardian (it opens in the UK on November 30), and it's... a hilarious blast.

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    Critical Consensus: The Locarno Critics Academy Breaks Down the 2012 Festival

    Critical Consensus is a biweekly column in which critics discuss new releases or events in the film world. In this special edition, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn moderates a discussion with the eight participants in the 2012 Locarno Critics Academy, a workshop for college-age film critics that took ...

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    Seeing the Sights in the Films of Ben Wheatley

    Considering the uniquely personal aesthetic of one of the most talented young genre filmmakers in the world.

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Freakshift' Is Next, Will Be His Biggest Budget Film To Date

    To say that Ben Wheatley has been striking while the iron is hot would be an understatement. The director arrived in a huge way last year with the cult fave "Kill List" and didn't waste much time with a follow up, arriving at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight this spring with black c...

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    Ben Wheatley To Direct Big-Screen Version Of BBC Sitcom 'Ideal'

    The BBC’s television channel aimed squarely at 16-34 year olds, BBC Three, is sadly probably better known in the U.K. for its shoddy sitcoms than it is for quality broadcasts. Crude, unsophisticated, and just plain not funny, the channel’s early programming was typified by the awful and ...

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    Cannes 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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    Pablo Larrain's 'No' Picked Up For U.S. By Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Nabs Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    When movies aren’t being watched at the Cannes Film Festival, they’re being purchased, and we’ve got news of a couple that have been picked up for North American distribution.

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    Film4 Backs Ben Wheatley's Cops & Monsters Flick 'Freakshift,' Director Also Planning English Civil War Drama

    It's a good day to be Ben Wheatley. The director, who's become one of the most talked-about new directors around thanks to "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," is making his Cannes debut today with his dark, Edgar Wright-exec-produced comedy "Sightseers" -- a press screening is underway as we speak, and ...

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    CANNES: Ben Wheatley's Hot Directors' Fortnight Title 'Sightseers' Goes to IFC Films

    IFC Films has bought North American rights to the dark comedy "Sightseers," directed by Ben Wheatley ("Kill List"). The Directors Fortnight film premieres today in Cannes. Written by the film's stars, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump, "...

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    Watch: Tense & Funny First Clip From 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    After pushing audiences to the brink last year with "Kill List," director Ben Wheatley has returned with something he promises is "lighter" -- though, of course, that could mean anything. And while we're still yet to see what will unfold in "Sightseers" -- the detai...

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