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Edgar Wright on Shooting ‘Sparks’ and Making 1960s Britpop Scary in ‘Last Night in Soho’

No one in the film world had a Year in Music quite like Edgar Wright. Almost right on the heels of “The Sparks Brothers,” his documentary tribute to a duo celebrating its 50th anniversary of eccentric rock heroism, came “Last Night in Soho,” a bloody supernatural thriller that nearly doubled as a movie musical, thanks […]

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Colorist Asa Shoul on Creating Eras Through Tone Shifts in ‘Last Night in Soho’

With a reputation for nuanced color tones and tweaks that may evoke a suffocating Buckingham Palace in “The Crown” or a ghostly time shift in “Last Night in Soho,” Asa Shoul, senior colorist at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea in London, is increasingly tough to book.A veteran of post production on some 50 feature films, […]

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Edgar Wright Says He’s Written a ‘Baby Driver 2’ Script, Waiting for Right Time to Make It

“Baby Driver” was among the most adored films of 2017, and it went on to gross more than $226 million worldwide upon release. The film, starring Ansel Elgort as a music-loving getaway driver doing One Last Job, was successful enough to stir up sequel hopes from studio Sony — and that might not be too […]

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Tales From The Box Office: How Baby Driver Became A Mid-Budget Miracle

Edgar Wright somewhat quietly asserted himself as one of this generation’s most interesting and talented filmmakers in the early 2000s with movies like “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” It’s pretty easy to argue that the man has a perfect track record, with even his “worst” movie (certainly changing dependent on the viewer) still […]

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Edgar Wright Breaks Down the 1960s Films That Inspired ‘Last Night in Soho’ — Exclusive

Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller “Last Night in Soho” has finally arrived in U.S. theaters. The film, starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anya-Taylor Joy, world premiered at the Venice Film Festival to a rave review from IndieWire, which named it an official Critic’s Pick. “The film marks a refreshing change for the director and co-writer of ‘Shaun […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’: Why Edgar Wright Hired a Researcher to Uncover Stories of Sexual Assault in Showbiz

Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” is several movies at once: a stylish appreciation for life in the big city and a repudiation of its dark history, a cautionary coming-of-age tale, and an unsettling ghost story. Those layers reflect the director’s own evolving relationship to material, and its capacity to use slick, absorbing genre tropes […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy First Auditioned for Edgar Wright for ‘Baby Driver’

Anya Taylor-Joy stars in Edgar Wright’s new “Last Night in Soho,” but it wasn’t the first time they could have worked together. “I had read the ‘Baby Driver’ script’ and auditioned for it,” Taylor-Joy told me Monday at the “Last Night in Soho” premiere at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “I was a really […]

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Ambulance Trailer: Michael Bay Returns With A New Action Thriller

Director Michael Bay has only made three films in the past 15 years that didn’t have the word “Transformers” somewhere in the title, but thankfully, he’s about to add a fourth. “Ambulance” is Bay’s latest action flick and he’s gathered an excellent cast for the explosive thrill ride, including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Spider-Man: Far From Home”), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“The Matrix Resurrections“), […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’ Review: Edgar Wright’s Delirious Horror Movie Is a Mod Delight

Edgar Wright’s long-awaited new film has plenty of what you might call The Wright Stuff. That is, it mixes comedy with more nerve-racking genres, it bursts with his love of pop culture, it explores his mixed feelings about the lure and the risk of nostalgia, and it includes several of his other favorite subjects, including […]

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Lily James: ‘All sorts of people can become great loves of your life’

The actor on her role in the BBC’s new Nancy Mitford adaptation, the joy of female friendship, and preparing to play Baywatch star Pamela AndersonLily James was born Lily Thomson in Esher, Surrey, in 1989. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made her TV debut as Ethel Brown in the […]

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