Review: A Field In England (2013)

A mesmerising exercise in Lynchian weirdness and English folk horror, Ben Wheatley’s latest project cements his claim as British cinema’s most promising genre talent. Though there’s very little in the way of the usual horror trappings, the terror here is all in the mind, as befits a film made on a shoestring budget and confined to a (more or less) single location. The film’s multi-platform release – simultaneously in cinemas, online, on DVD & blu-ray, and the Film4 television channel – has at the very least given it a degree of exposure it could never have hoped to achieve under normal circumstances, which means Wheatley’s star should now ascend even further.

Full review: A Field In England |

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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