High-Rise
First screened in May 2016
Director: Ben Wheatley. Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, Keeley Hawes, James Purefoy, Joseph Harmon, Stacy Martin, Sienna Guillory, Peter Ferdinando, Patrick Buchanan, Enzo Cilenti, Maggie Cronin, Julia Deakin, Dylan Edwards, Patrick FitzSymons, Kenneth Hadley, Emilia Jones, Neil Maskell, Leila Mimmack, Siobhán O'Kelly, Bill Paterson, Augustus Prew, Reece Shearsmith, Dan Renton Skinner, Louis Suc, Tony Way, Alexandra Weaver, Victoria Wicks, Toby Williams. Screenplay: Amy Jump (based on the novel by J.G. Ballard).

Twitter Capsule: Sure sustains an ambiance. Feels like Ballard. Unique design. Lot to achieve. But did we need it? On the nose. Soulless?

VOR:   I can only reiterate the many reviews that praise High-Rise for Going There, especially in its production design, even if the foundation feels weak and the vision incomplete.



Photo © 2015 RPC/Film4/HanWay Films/Ingenious Media,
© 2016 Magnolia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


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