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Last Night in Soho

  • Drama
  • Horror
  • 2020
  • Edgar Wright
  • 117 mins
  • 18

Summary

An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Writer/director Edgar Wright dives into the seamier side of London in this visually arresting psychological thriller, co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Past and present merge disconcertingly as 1960s-obsessed Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) moves from Cornwall to the capital to study fashion. After being driven out of student digs, she finds lodgings with the uncompromising Miss Collins (Diana Rigg, in her final performance), where she experiences visions of singer Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy) and the man with whom she's embroiled (Matt Smith). Taking us on an increasingly unsettling trip, Last Night in Soho offers its own spin on traditional horror tropes, where fairy-tales become nightmares and misogyny fuels the monsters. The film is gloriously shot by The Handmaiden's Chung Chung-hoon, with Odile Dicks-Mireaux providing inspired costume design. The mystery elements feel a tad predictable but McKenzie and Taylor-Joy's performances make up in righteous fury what the film lacks in all-out scares.

Credits

Cast

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EloiseThomasin McKenzie
SandieAnya Taylor-Joy
JackMatt Smith
Ms CollinsDiana Rigg
Silver Haired GentlemanTerence Stamp
PeggyRita Tushingham

Crew

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DirectorEdgar Wright

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2021-10-29
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

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