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Movie : Snap Review – Sexy Beast

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Gal is retired from his life of crime. He’s spending his time in Spain living comfortably in a villa and pretty much kicking back with his wife and a couple of friends. Living the life of leisure and ease his former life has provided him. Life is real good. Lots of laughs, drinking, lunches, dinners, lounging by the pool. Things change fast. You think a big boulder crashing down and landing in your pool is bad. That’s nothing compared to a visit by Don Logan. He shows up to get Gal back to do a job. Don Logan is a fucking nightmare come to life. Life of Reilly is over.

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OK, any movie that opens with a guy floating in a pool with The Stranglers playing over top has my attention. A British gangster movie that is so much more.  Jonathan Glazer directs this stylish, violent, uncensored, one of a kind film. The movie turns on a dime when Don Logan shows up. You can feel that everyone is terrified of the guy. You believe that they are legitimately scared shitless. The cast is brilliant. Ray Winstone nails it and so do the rest of the cast. Ben Kingsley as Don Logan is one of films premiere wack jobs. How good is Ben in this.? Watch and see (The guy played Ghandi). Something to experience. It’s not comfortable. Probably the worlds worst house guest. Glazer mixes in a little heist for good measure. Very good film! To CB anyway.

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14 comments on “Movie : Snap Review – Sexy Beast

  1. Jim S.
    September 2, 2018

    I did see this. It was a critical fave. Yeah, Kingsley shows amazing range from this to Gandhi to Schindler’s List. He’s in a new movie about finding Nazis called Operation Finale. But I’ve kinda had it with WWII movies in general and Nazi ones in particular. Seen everything by now.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 2, 2018

      His “Don Logan” is such good work. It’s just a little out there and guttural to get to much notice. People like the “nice” stuff like Ghandi. My gal even liked it especially when he finally bought it.
      I hear you on the WWII genre but I tell you Doc there are some really good films still being made and a few hidden gems

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  2. J.
    September 3, 2018

    I still haven’t seem this. I couldn’t tell you why, though. You suggest I rectify that pronto?

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 3, 2018

      Yup. Good film all around with good performances by all involved. Jonathan Glazer makes a film outside the box.

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      • J.
        September 4, 2018

        Exactly what we need from a flick. I’ll shunt this higher up the list!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 4, 2018

        I can’t say any more. You’ll have let me know what you think.

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      • J.
        September 6, 2018

        I often see it for a couple of quid, but typically haven’t found it when I went looking. I’ll make a not to drop you a line when I finally see it!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 6, 2018

        The highly acclaimed “J Take”.

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  3. 1537
    September 9, 2018

    I saw it on its first day out, my mate said ‘come and see this one, it’s got Ghandi in it’ and I got Don Logan …

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  4. 1537
    September 9, 2018

    Why are you swearing? I’m not swearing … he terrifies me!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 9, 2018

      Such a good film. The way the other characters were “terrified” sold it. They were all totally in the moment. I always wondered how much of his own stuff Ben threw into the performance. That “swearing” piece was beautiful. I was feeling as uncomfortable as Ray Winstone.

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