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Sasha Lane Joins Ben Wheatley’s ‘Freakshift’
It’s been a year since American Honey premiered at Cannes, and the film’s breakout star Sasha Lane has lined up her next high-profile project. Lane will star in Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire follow-up Freakshift, and fight giant subterranean crab-monsters alongside Alicia Vikander an…
Toronto 2016 Review: ‘Free Fire’
I’ve already heard one colleague refer to Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, in which an arms deal goes wrong and escalates into an almost 90-minute-long shootout, as a kind of cinematic high-wire act. But high-wire acts don’t last 90 minutes; watching somebody balance on a wire for 90 m…
Ben Wheatley Would Totally Make a ‘Marvel Zombies’ Movie
Filmmaker Ben Wheatley occupies an interesting niche in Hollywood. While Wheatley frequently works with A-list talent, he studiously avoids the type of prestigious films that might cement him as one of our best living directors. Movies like Kill List, High-Rise, and Free Fire may have devoted fandom…
SXSW 2017 Adds ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Free Fire’ and More
SXSW really isn’t slouching with this year’s film festival programming (they rarely do), and today brings even more exciting additions to the lineup, including a pair of our most highly-anticipated films of 2017: Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. Th…
It’s Shots Fired in the ‘Free Fire’ Red Band Trailer
It’s about time. After months of waiting, the first (red band!) trailer for Free Fire has arrived on the heels of last night’s midnight premiere at TIFF. The latest thriller from Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise) features an all-star roster, including Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Cillia…

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