SEXY BEAST (18)
D: Jonathan Glazer
Fox Searchlight/Film Four/Recorded (Jeremy
UK/Spain/US 2000 [released 2001]
W: Louis Mellis & David Scinto
DP: Ivan Bird
Ed: John Scott & Sam Sneade
Mus: Roque Baños
Ray Winstone (Gary Dove), Ben
Kingsley (Don Logan), Ian McShane (Teddy Bass), Amanda Redman (Deedee Dove), James Fox (Harry)
A cockney thief who has retired with his wife on the Costa
del Sol is forced into doing one last job by an overbearing & vicious gangster.
Enjoyable twist on an old chestnut, featuring a
scene-stealing performance from Ben Kingsley which must be ranked amongst the finest portrayals of a villain in cinema history. It's especially impressive considering this is the same actor
who played Gandhi.