Sunday, May 22, 2005

Movie: Layer Cake

And last night, we caught Layer Cake, the next in a series of formulaic British gangster movies (see Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels). It had a lot going for it, including a very self-aware style of referencing other films in the genre only to turn the scene on its head, but it didn't quite come together in the way I wanted it to. It also seemed like, no matter how hard it tried (and it did try), it wasn't quite treading new ground. Don't get me wrong, there are some great moments - especially some of the dialogue - but I don't think I'd buy it on DVD.

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