I’m a little late to the Ben Wheatley train, but goddamn if High-Rise doesn’t make me glad I hopped on at some point. This looks eerie and hypnotic in all the right ways. Add in a cool sci-fi concept that doesn’t feel too far off from being believable (a giant building that offers those wealthy enough to live there every amenity and pleasure they could ever want), an assured tone and the Hiddler headlining this and you’ve got a recipe for something that begs to be seen. I know there’s been some controversial buzz about the film, but I’d expect nothing less from someone as off-the-wall as Wheatley.
High-Rise erects itself (heh heh) on March 18.