Free Fire (Free sneak peek w/ Ben Wheatley in person!)

Ben Wheatley has made a half-dozen features and no compromises. It’s a feat worth acknowledging, as the British sensation continues to make the films he wants to make. Sometimes his singular creations take the shape of a sardonic love story (Sightseers), other times a black and white, 17th-century horror bloodbath (A Field in England). Wheatley’s latest finds the quick-witted, foul-mouth auteur just having a damn good time. A cinematic rejoinder to his sumptuous adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, Free Fire is a rollicking retro thriller set in a barren Boston warehouse. It contains a varied cast of characters (from Brie Larson to Armie Hammer to Cillian Murphy), none of whom trust one another to broker a prospective gun deal. But the movie is too fun to focus on plot. Duplicity is the name of the game – think a retrofitted Reservoir Dogs with performers you’re used to seeing in big-budget studio pictures. An old-school bullet ballet for modern times.

Dir. Ben Wheatley, 2016, DCP, 90 min.

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