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Watch: Luxury, Class & Desperation Clash In The New Trailer For Ben Wheatley’s Unhinged 'High-Rise’

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Ok, in case you’re not dialed in, Ben Wheatley is one of the fastest rising filmmakers in the U.K. and there’s seemingly nothing he can’t do. The filmmaker has seemingly hopscotched through all types of genres in just a few short years, often mixing and matching them together for inspired results. “Down Terrace” mixed crime and family drama, “Kill List,” blending an assassins movie with spooky horror, “Sightseers” a hilarious melange of comedy and serial killers and “A Field in England” has the distinction of being the only psychedelic, psychological thriller set in the mid-17th century during the English Civil War. Wheatley’s really attracted some top talent for his latest film, “High Rise,” an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dark, psychological social satire of the same name which stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Keeley Hawes. »

- Edward Davis

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Michael Mann's "Blackhat": The Modern Mythology

5 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"We’re going to need a blackhat hacker named Hathaway"—this alliterative summoning stutters us into modern mythology, Michael Mann's 2015 film Blackhat, playing in BAMcinématek's retrospective of the director, "Heat & Vice," in an unseen, mysterious new "re-edit." To accompany the tale, we need to put aside the silliness that's always a hazard in any risky artwork in favor of the potency of this staccato invocation. It conjures a chained power, soon releasing it from its bounds to first assist humans like a muse and then to join their world, taking over their struggle.Blackhat’s hero Hathaway is a physical embodiment of the insidiously versatile power of cybercrime. Mann projects him into the world as a robust threat—to those at home and also to villains—a sexy, border traipsing, multidisciplinary force. In Miami Vice, the director’s last exploration of globalization through transnational crime, the vice cops could »

- Daniel Kasman

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Review: 'The X-Files' Season 10 Episode 4, 'Home Again,' Stirred Up Secrets and Sadness

12 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Previously, on "The X-Files"...Mulder and Scully are FBI agents investigating weird crimes. About 14 years ago, they had a son that Scully gave up for adoption (to keep him safe from the crazy alien conspiracy that might still be trying to take over the world).   Last Week's Review: 'The X-Files' Season 10 Episode 3, 'Mulder and Scully Meet The Were-monster' Is A Treat to Be Treasured This Week's DossierMulder and Scully head to Philadelphia to investigate the death of a city official who was mysteriously ripped apart in his office by a very tall and ominous figure. More deaths follow, all of them being people who are exploiting or abusing homeless people in some manner. Mulder and Scully eventually track down an artist who claims that he's created "the bandaid nose man," whose murderous rampage to protect the indigent he says was made possible by Tibetan Buddhism. At the end, the Trashman »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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