Sunday, August 28, 2005
L4yer Cake is a British gangster film with all the right elements. Drugs, mobsters, subdued violence and the double cross. Most important, though, is Daniel Craig. This actor is in almost every scene, and carries the film beautifully. The director of this film was a producer on the films Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. The genre is familiar to him, but his real strength is in the camera work and creative editing. The ending surprised me. Check out the special features on the DVD. The Q&A with Daniel Craig and the director, Matthew Vaugh, were very interesting to me.