Tag Archives: Ben Wheatley

Saturday Matinee: High Rise

“High Rise” (2015) is a British dystopian film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on a novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. The film is set in luxury tower in a 1970s version of the future. The building … Continue reading

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Right to Burn

Free-market economics gives the poor equal rights to substandard housing  By Siddhartha Deb Source: The Baffler At the very end of the film High-Rise, Ben Wheatley’s 2015 adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel from the seventies, we hear a familiar authoritarian … Continue reading

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