Sightseers

This film was originally reviewed as part of our coverage of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

We’re all going on a summer holiday – ★★★★

The latest film from Ben Wheatley (alas no relation) returns to the black-as-night humour showcased in his feature debut Down Terrace while sprinkling in a few of the sickos that featured in so well in last year’s Kill List.

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TIFF Day 5 – Sightseers

Read all our TIFF 2012 coverage here.

We’re all going on a summer holiday – ★★★★

[TIFF listing]

Director: Ben Wheatley  //  Country: United Kingdom  //  Year: 2012  //  Language: English  //  Runtime: 89 minutes  //  Rating: 18A  //  Principal Cast: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, Jonathan Aris, Richard Glover, Monica Dolan  //  Screenplay: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram

The latest film from Ben Wheatley (alas no relation) returns to the black-as-night humour showcased in his feature debut Down Terrace while sprinkling in a few of the sickos that featured in so well in last year’s Kill List.

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TIFF 2012 – A look ahead

Read all our TIFF 2012 coverage here.

| o | – It’s TIFF 2012 time!

 

I finished up at my job at the tail end of July and we all (@dunnez, @oheag2 and previously @parallellevision) moved out of our lovely old house on Toronto’s Davenport Road. Since then I have spent time faffing about with my family, camping in Canada’s wondrous Algonquin Park and travelling around the eastern side of the US. Usually you do all those things and then go back to your homeland, but since Christmas when I formulated this plan I knew I had to base my exit strategy from Toronto around one thing – TIFF.

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Creepy caravans… Ben Wheatley’s KILL LIST follow-up SIGHTSEERS

Kill List was one of the surprises of last year. A delightful unbridled throwback to occult horror classics of the 1970s, earning a well-deserved place on our top films of 2011. It got its general release in the UK and Ireland on September 2nd, a few weeks before being one of the highlights of the Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program where bleary-eyed director Ben Wheatley managed to hold together a Q&A at 2am after just flying in from the UK that day. Fair play.

It finally gets a North American limited release next weekend, where it will face stiff competition at the box-office from Drew Barrymore and some whales in Big Miracle. Check out everybodyloveswhales.com to feel.

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