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Free Fire – Brand New Clips!

Have you ever wanted to shove a film in your eyeholes so badly that you are worried about going blind before you see the film? Like at that moment, nothing else matters bar watching the trailer over and over and over again?

You want to snort lines, shoot yourself up, and drown in a trailer and the film that’ll surely follow?

Yeah. That’s how you’ll feel with Free Fire.

The directors upcoming film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson and whilst we haven’t much news on the film yet, the film revolves around Justine who gets involved in gun warfare and a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

Also starring Michael Smiley and Cillian Murphy, this is a hotly anticipated crime romp!

What do you think?

 


Watch it at The Ritzy with Ben Wheatley! 

Free Fire – Screening and Q&A at The Ritzy!

We here at We Make Movies on Weekends are deeply, deeply enamoured with Free Fire, Ben Wheatley’s latest masterpiece.

If you want to know the reasons why, just check out our review!

Free Fire isn’t officially out in the UK until Friday 31st March, but The Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton will be showing the film on Thursday 30th and following it up with a Q&A session with none other than Ben Wheatley himself!

Tickets are available now, so go and snap them up before you miss out on a chance to see this absolutely incredible film that’s packed with a stellar cast and full to the brim with pithy one-liners.

Do you really think you can afford to miss out on this amazing opportunity?

Nah. I didn’t think so.


Free Fire is out March 31st 

Free Fire – Review!

The Mexican Standoff is a tried and tested storytelling trope; it’s a great way to build tension while maintaining the dialogue necessary to give exposition to the story. Normally, the standoff lasts for a short while before someone shoots or chickens out, leaving the other parties to complete their task. But can you keep the tension and other elements of this storytelling technique and translate it into an hour and a half film? That’s what Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire attempts to answer.

The entire plot of Free Fire reads like a more action-oriented Reservoir Dogs. Two IRA members travel to Boston during the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland to buy guns and further their cause. Unfortunately after some choice words are spoken and memories of a previous night are brought up, the sale devolves into a tense gun battle as everyone attempts to get out alive with their part of the deal.

It is incredibly easy to see Director Ben Wheatley’s hand guiding the film as he blends nigh-on hyper-realistic violence with dark humour to create a wickedly thrilling tale that draws you in. Slowly but surely you realise, too late, that you’re hooked.

A large part of this film’s success lies in the strength of its small but incredibly strong and talented cast, featuring such powerhouses as Brie Larson (Room, Short Term 12) Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Peaky Blinders) to name but a few. Each of the cast brings something important to the story, and to remove any of them from the film would see the entire plot come crashing down.

Of particular note on the character front is Brie Larson’s Justine. Despite being the only female in the cast, she is one of the strongest characters in the film by far, managing to eschew the traditional gender roles of the era (screaming and waiting to be rescued by the hero) and holding her own throughout the firefight by covering her allies as well as performing battlefield surgery on various wounds that she and others obtain. Whilst it is safe to say that everyone is in top-notch form throughout the film, the same cannot be said for Jack Breyer’s American accent. It’s ultimately a rather nit-picky thing to pick up on, but it’s hard to avoid the slight Irish twinge that creeps in to his voice every so often.

The bullets aren’t the only part of the film to come thick and fast, the film’s dialogue manages to maintain a rapid, and fluid pace as well. The entire script is filled with fantastically witty one-liners and prevents the action on-screen from falling into a melodramatic, over-the-top Mexican standoff. It is a true testament to Wheatley’s craft that he can create an almost ironic jovial conversation despite the pervasive sense of tension that continually builds up as each character starts to dig themselves in deeper and deeper.

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Mixing in with the snappy script is a plethora of absolutely gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack that complements the aesthetic perfectly, with the possible exception of the finale. That is not to say that the music used during the finale hinders the overall punch for the scene or setting, rather the juxtaposition of the song compared to the imagery takes the denouement from to the next level. To say much more would be to spoil the film, but it is worth it.

Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire is an utterly astounding piece of cinema, and definite must-see if you are a fan of his previous works. Absolutely nothing goes to waste throughout the 90-minute runtime as the scene jumps from one set piece to the next. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.


Free Fire is out 31st March 

Free Fire – Brand New Trailer!

Have you ever wanted to shove a film in your eyeholes so badly that you are worried about going blind before you see the film? Like at that moment, nothing else matters bar watching the trailer over and over and over again?

You want to snort lines, shot yourself up, and drown in a trailer and the film that’ll surely follow?

Yeah. That’s how you’ll feel with Free Fire.

The directors upcoming film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson and whilst we haven’t much news on the film yet, the film revolves around Justine who gets involved in gun warfare and a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

The upcoming heist thriller will be the Closing Gala film and showcased at the BFI London Film Festival. Also starring Michael Smiley and Cillian Murphy, this is a hotly anticipated crime romp!

What do you think?


Free Fire is out March 2017

Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire to Close BFI London Film Festival!

We absolutely love BFI London Film Festival. Every single time we hear an announcement, we get so blissfully excited. First of all, hearing about Amma Asante’s fantastic A United Kingdom opening the festival and now we know exactly what’s closing the festival.

BEN WHEATLEY’S FREE FIRE!

Wait, sorry, professional.

The upcoming heist thriller some the cult independent director is the third film Wheatley has showcased at the BFI London Film Festival including High-Rise and Sightseers. The directors upcoming film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson and whilst we haven’t much news on the film yet, the film revolves around Justine who gets involved in gun warfare and a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

Of the showing, Ben Wheatley says “I’m very proud to be showing Free Fire at the BFI London Film Festival. To be the closing film is a great honour. LFF have been fantastic in supporting the films I’ve made (me and an army of 100s) and I can’t wait to show Free Fire to the Festival audience!”
BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart says: “Ben Wheatley’s ascent as one of the UK’s most dazzling cinematic talents continues with this ballsy actioner. Dripping with blood, sweat and irony, Free Fire ‘s bravura filmmaking pays knowing tribute to the films of Sam Peckinpah and features a terrific cast who clearly relish bringing Wheatley and co-writer Amy Jump’s vivid characters to the screen. We are thrilled to be presenting the European Premiere as our Closing Night gala, ensuring that the 60th edition of the BFI London Film Festival goes out with a bang!

Wheatley, Brie Larson, BFI!

Those are three words that make us quiver in our film panties!


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