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  1. David Brook says:

    Ben Wheatley’s latest film, A Field in England, played on UK TV last night on the same day it opened in selected cinemas and got released on DVD/Blu-Ray.

    I must say I was disappointed. It’s a boldly unique film, with little in the way of a plot, but plenty of trippy, surreal, nightmarish sequences. Unfortunately for me it all came across a bit ‘studenty’ and other than one lengthy mushroom trip sequence, the surrealism wasn’t quite visually striking enough to win me over. Some of the acting really lets it down too, with Reece Shearsmith in particular struggling to shake off his League of Gentlemen persona. There are moments that sucked me in, but generally this felt like more of an experimental side-project than a strong standalone film.

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