Layer Cake (2004)
Chosen by me technically, but supplied by James Bloodworth who had this to say about it: 'Stepping out from his usual producing duties, Matthew Vaughn ventures into familiar territory with his first directorial effort. Layer Cake tells the story of effectively a drug dealer who is trying to leave his murky life behind and how his perfectly balanced world starts to disintegrate around him. Whilst potentially lacking the wit and charm of "Lock, Stock..", I would describe Layer Cake as Lock, Stock for grown ups. Sporting a British cast, all participants are work man like and adequate in their roles but the burden of the film falls firmly onto Daniel Craig's shoulders and it's not hard to see how this film allegedly got him the role of James Bond. Craig gives a cool to measured performance throughout. Matthew Vaughn would go onto direct some of my favourite films of recent years, namely Stardust, Kick-Ass and the upcoming X-Men First Class.'
I've decided this week shall be gimmicky review week after yesterday's song parody (which proved quite popular, getting a number of views and comments - the facebook link anyway, not here. Of course that may have just been because of my desperate cry for attention) so today's shall be in Haiku form.
Decent but empty
Rips end off Carlito's Way?
Craig is brilliant.