High Rise (2015, UK, Dir: Ben Wheatley, 119 mins, 15)

High Rise

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss

Set in an alternate 1970s, J. G. Ballard’s novel depicts the gradual descent into savagery of the occupants of a new tower block, as the building shuts down around them. As adapted by fast-rising British director Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and screenwriter Amy Jump – with a score by Clint Mansell, and an Abba cover by Portishead – this is a gripping spectacle, where humour and violence go hand in hand.

Recommended equally for admirers of Ballard’s writing, Wheatley’s films, and Tom Hiddleston!

Review (Independent), including a link to … well, given the 70s sci-fi setting, it’s a Trailer Jim, but not as we know it: Review / trailer

High Rise

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 10 May 2016
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £6.50 – £8.00