Film Review: A Field In England

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What Empire giveth with one hand, it takes away with the other. The day after, the surprise delights of What Maisie Knew, I decided to follow up Empire’s film recommendations with Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England. While I had heard of the film, and I’ve seen Wheatley’s work before with Sightseers, I didn’t really know much about A Field In England. It was very much a case of I had memories of very positive reviews but that was about it.

However, I certainly didn’t know what the plot was about. In fact, while I’m not sure what I was expecting storyline wise, a tale of deserters during the 17th Century Civil War certainly wasn’t it. I’d go as far as to say, it was so far from any inkling of a plot my brain could create that the film I met was as much of a shock as anything I have had recently. Read more