Sanjeev Wignarajah’s review published on Letterboxd:
2021 Toronto International Film Festival #1:
It felt great to finally see a film in theatres after a long time. When news broke that Edgar Wright was releasing Last Night In Soho at TIFF, my buddy and I were excited to see it plus TIFF returining to in person screenings. Plus the theatre was almost packed as it was one of the biggest released to be premiered at TIFF.
Last Night In Soho stars Thomasin McKenzie as Elosie, an aspiring designer, as she mysteriously transports to 1960s London as she learns the dark secrets of the era.
This is a departure of Edgar Wright's work where he's known for the quick & smooth transitions and witty humour. The humour is still there in subtle. This is also Edgar Wright's first take on a psychological horror film as the two characters encounter the dark side of glamour in a nightmarish, inducing, ghoulish way.
Wright's signature in the film is the music and how it connects to the story. One of the songs is definitely residing in my head rent free. The cinematography is incredible. I am a sucker for neon lights. The mirrors used in the film is next level. The production design and the costumes are top notch.
Can't forget about the performances of Anya-Taylor Joy and Thomasin McKenzie. Both are incredible and almost a duality with their characters.
Can't wait to purchase it on Blu-Ray.
Screened at the Visa Screening at Princess of Wales Theatre