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    Why British Film Is in the Middle of an Indie Renaissance

    What leaps to mind when you think "British film"? Is it all tea and crumpets, Jane Austen costume dramas, and genteel swearing by the King? With maybe some Cockney gangsters thrown in for spice?

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    Review: Ben Wheatley's Dark, Gory & Profane '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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    This Weekend, See Mindbender 'A Field in England' in Theaters, Watch 'Enemy' on DirecTV

    A wicked brew of mind-melting psychological thrillers opens this weekend: "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's B&W feature "A Field in England" and Denis Villeneuve's equally creepy "Enemy." Also in theaters arrive the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) "The Monuments Men," gaining mixed reactions from cr...

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    How 'A Field In England' and 'Philomena' Represent Two Tendencies In British Cinema

    Two recent British films, "A Field in England" (which opens in the U.S. this week) and the Oscar-nominated "Philomena," use comedy to depict real historical events.

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    10 Films To See In February

    The shortest month of the year can still yield ten movies worthy of your attention! We continue through the doldrums of that cold time called “every month before summer,” and while March has transformed into a time for decent fare, we still have to blaze through February. The films assembled are a m...

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    Check Out Mind-Expanding New Poster & Pics For Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England'

    Movies about drugs, people tripping out on drugs, or that promise a druggy experience as a viewer, are not in short supply, but there are few that actually live up to those promises. However, when Ben Wheatley decides to make a movie set in the Civil War in 17th-Century England, that centers on thre...

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    Watch: Martin Scorsese Presents The U.S. Trailer & Poster For Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England'

    Since 2011, Ben Wheatley has been working at a ridiculous pace, with three feature films under his belt ("Kill List," "Sightseers" and "A Field In England"), a segment in the horror anthology "The ABCs Of Death," and a handful of other films in the pipeline. And while he's earned adulation from crit...

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    The Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2013

    Can you feel it? The end of 2013 is hurtling toward us like a stampeding rhino. And as our year-end wind down is winding down, we're letting ourselves off the leash a little and assembling this unwieldy monster—an unashamedly scrappy and random list of The Most Memorable Movie Moments of the Year ak...

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    5 Films Of Horror & Madness To Watch If You Love 'The Wicker Man'

    No, not the bees. The beloved, now unassailably classic original “The Wicker Man” turns 40 this year, and this week a version dubbed ‘The Final Cut’ makes its way to theaters, with director Robin Hardy’s blessing. If it were any other four-decade-old British horror film getting the same treatment, i...

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    From Keanu Reeves to Cricket Eating, Here's Why Fantastic Fest 2013 Is A Bottomless Goodie Bag Of Fun For Genre Fans

    In the proud tradition the festival has maintained now for nine years, Fantastic Fest offers some of its most eclectic and provocative programming yet, which more than makes up for the lack of external options – because you pretty much always want to be in theaters watching something.

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