ben wheatley

Brace yourself. Ben Wheately produced films are coming; and for good reason. After the emergence of both High-Rise and Kill List as critical darlings the man’s name is quickly becoming synonymous with a certain level of artistic quality and gravitas that makes genre fans salivate. However, just because the production company is betting on a Pavlovian response doesn’t mean this isn’t going to be a film worth watching.

Kill List

"Kill List" opens on a small dinner party. Jay and Gal, two average looking English blokes, eat a lovely meal prepared by Jay's wife. Gal has a new lady friend by his side. The friends laugh and, by all appearances, enjoy a happy night. Slowly but surely, marital tension begins to seep out of the glances between Jay and wife Shel. The creep of caustic remarks mixes with a healthy flow of alcohol before eventually erupting into a full-bore domestic incident. Gal, obviously familiar with this scene, acts quickly to settle his friends' young son, and to defuse the near-violent exchange.