The newest film from Edgar Wright, Last Night In Soho stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie in what can only be described as a thrilling 1960s fever dream. A young aspiring fashion designer (McKenzie) mysteriously enters 1960s London through her dreams and finds an aspiring singer (Taylor-Joy) - but the glamour is not all it appears to be and what starts as an exciting adventure quickly turns into a grisly murder mystery. As a huge fan of his work, I think it’s Wright’s most daring picture yet and subverts all expectations. It’s a surreal, mystifying, and atmospheric thriller with powerful performances from the entire cast. Without a doubt my favorite movie of the year! - Steph Cozza
Edgar Wright treats his audience to a vibrant celebration of music, 60s nostalgia, and genre cinema. Told through the eyes of Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), a young girl with a passion for fashion design, Last Night in Soho fuses past and present, reality and fantasy, as her dreams start bleeding into reality. Featuring a stunning cast which includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, and Diana Rigg, the film is an unforgettable, wild ride.
What makes it such a unique, exciting experience is that Wright isn’t afraid to mix genres here, going from a coming-of-age story to a nightmare scenario, while also unfolding the narrative in two separate time periods. Last Night in Soho is a film that cautions the audience against romanticizing the past and getting lost in nostalgia, sheds light on the difficult realities of chasing your dreams in the big city, and reveals the darkness behind the neon lights. - Marianna Neal (Impression Blend)
WHERE TO WATCH: In theaters now!