My Top Ten non-horror films #8

8 – SEXY BEAST (2000)

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Okay, so it has touches of horror in the shape of that desiccated rabbit… and Ben Kingsley’s turn as sweary psychopath Don Logan puts him very firmly in the human monster category, but this film is more like a modern-day farce. Ray Winstone is the ex-pat crim persuaded to do One Last Job™ and Amanda Redman plays a damaged gangster moll. There is a vein of black comedy running all the way through it, much of it courtesy of Ian McShane as another psychotic, the restrained obverse of Kingsley’s nutjob. Magnificent performances throughout.

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