I had a hard time with Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise if only because it is not at all what I expected it to be. That isn’t to say I didn’t like it – I did! – but I had to watch it twice to put my finger on the things I liked and disliked about it, though as you can tell by reading my review for Paste Magazine, I liked the film much more than I didn’t. It hinges on a great leading performance by the talented and always reliable Tom Hiddleston, it weaves madness into its background instead of rubbing our noses in it in the foreground, and its sense of humor is tongue-in-cheek and black as hell. (It’s well made too. Really well made.) I’m fond of anything that can buck conventions, and Wheatley does that on multiple levels by not relishing in violence the way his films usually do, and by having a sense of humor to top it off. Go click that link to read my full thoughts.