THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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HIGH RISE (2016)










#75 is this year's High Rise starting Tom Hiddleston as a physiologist who is also a resident of a brand new high rise where those on the top floors are upper class and the lower you go in the building, the lower in the class system you occupy. A series of small incidents escalates battles between these classes rapidly and all - and I mean ALL - seem to descend headlong into madness and become savages. This could have been a quite interesting commentary on class warfare but... director Ben Wheatly blows this big time. Almost out of nowhere, the different classes in the building go to war with each other, leading to anarchy, orgies, killing and any other kind of debauchery that you can imagine. There is no gradual buildup, and there is nowhere for the film to go once the halfway mark is hit. Extremely unpleasant to watch, High Rise is a mess full of screwed-up opportunities and is best left unviewed. Best to find the J.G. Ballard novel this is based on, which was probably unfilmable. Ugh. Limited release to theaters and On Demand.

TLA one-word review: WTF

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