Last Night in Soho

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I loved an Edgar Wright film?! Who me? No never!😏 All jokes aside, I know this is quite the divisive film for a lot of folks. I can’t recall a film on my feed that has run the gamut in terms of a rating scale. Reviewers I trust implicitly both either love or are annoyed by this film’s narrative choices. While I obviously loved them considering my rating, what is indisputable about Wright’s latest film is that is looks and sounds phenomenal. From an aesthetic point of view, this film is absolutely breathtaking. I was immediately taken in by the soundtrack, the stunning colour soaked visuals and the overall production and costume design. Once again Wright delivers a film filmed to the brim with details that add to the overall tapestry. I can’t wait to see these visuals again as I feel they will continue to be the gifts that keep on giving.

As for the plot and characters, Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor Joy both aced the assignment in terms of delivering magnetic performances you just cannot keep your eyes off of. I for one got sucked into the story and the twists and turns all worked fairly well for me. I understand the critiques, but can’t say I share in them. I think this film explores grief, suffering, sacrificing oneself for success, the dangers of romanticising the past and the dichotomy between past and present female perceptions.Β 

All in all, this film delivered on my high expectations like only Edgar Wright can do. Cannot wait to see it again and discover even more things I love about it. A genuine treasure trove of 60s charm.

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