Sexy Beast (2000)

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Sexy Beast: Directed by Jonathan Glazer. With Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman. Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits “retired” safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

“This is a spectacular piece of British cinema only made better by the lack of Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBen Kingsley portrayal of a nasty bastard is amazing his delivery is to the point and scary, His character has a slight smile and staring eyes that drill into you and talking himself into a frenzy makes him even more horrible to cope with.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhat is shown in this film is very quick editing combined with sound continuity so the cuts are invisible and unintrusive, strong use of colour, using a low key to make even the sun of Spain seem dark and a style unseen before, the lack of cliché ridden cockney slang makes this film even more credible.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhen the film first starts we get a dream like underwater shot which you are not expecting, a metaphor for u0026#39;living the dreamu0026#39; possibly, but throughout the film the increasing amount of surrealism adds another layer to this almost perfect British gangster film.”


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