Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho ★★★

There's a possibility that my current rating will go up upon my rewatch of Last Night In Soho, but I can't lie about my feelings being quite mixed on the latest from Wright - one of my personal favorite filmmakers. I'm not sure if my reaction was because of me and my expectations, or because of something the film was actively doing wrong. It's by far among some of the more upsetting topics that Wright has tackled, and also some of the more esoteric elements he's tackled also. In some ways, Wright is stepping out of his comfort zone and some places he goes are done quite gracefully. It's possibly even his best looking movie, and although it is very much different from his other work, his prints all over the map here.

The thing is though is I'm seriously unsure whether if Last Night in Soho works or not. It's a fun and quite pulpy suspense romp, but it becomes harder and stranger to chew on once it's second half narrative beats keep on coming. I wish I could say more, but I really do think I'll have a better understanding of my feelings on this movie when I eventually rewatch it.

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