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Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho Got Its Title After A Conversation With Quentin Tarantino

Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino are pals, and they even worked together briefly on one film “Grindhouse” back when it was a double feature and not sold separately as Tarantino’s “Death Proof” and Robert Rodriguez’s “Planet Terror.” Wright directed “Don’t,” one of the funny fake trailers between the two movies. Tarantino also lent DVD commentary to […]

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London Film Festival: ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘French Dispatch,’ ‘Succession’ Added as Full Lineup Unveiled

The 2021 BFI London Film Festival — set to run Oct. 6-17 — has unveiled its full program, with a sizeable haul of major titles joining the lineup.Alongside already announced opener, The Harder They Fall, gala screening The Power of the Dog, closing night film The Tragedy of Macbeth and the official competition titles, other […]

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Where Art Thou, Anya? Star of Trippy ‘Last Night in Soho’ Briefly Goes Missing During Venice Standing Ovation

The Venice crowd at the Sala Grande theater could not take their eyes off Anya Taylor-Joy during Edgar Wright’s trippy psychological thriller “Last Night in Soho.”But when the movie ended just after midnight on Saturday and the spotlight shone on the cast to receive applause from the festival attendees, as is tradition, Taylor-Joy was nowhere […]

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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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‘Last Night in Soho’ Review: Edgar Wright’s Retro Horror Has Its Heart in the Sixties and Its Head All Over the Place

Have you ever noticed how the icily dramatic opening strings in “You’re My World,” Cilla Black’s earnest, bawling-on-the-bathroom-floor ballad from 1965, could just as easily be a shivery horror theme by Bernard Herrmann? Edgar Wright has, and uses the likeness to briefly spine-tingling effect early in “Last Night in Soho”: As ’60s-fixated Gen-z fashion student […]

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Last Night In Soho Review: Edgar Wright Evolves, If Not Improves, His Familiar Form [Venice 2021]

Take the anti-nostalgic magical realism of “Midnight in Paris,” fuse it with the feminine psychodrama of Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona,” then dip it in a giallo horror color palette. The result would be something like Edgar Wright’s new action thriller “Last Night in Soho.”The British filmmaker tends to riff on the conventions of a single genre […]

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‘Last Night In Soho’ Sees Edgar Wright Running On The Fumes Of Old Enthusiasms [Venice Review]

Guess it had to happen sometime, but it’s a shame that the previously-thought-to-be inexhaustible energy resource of Edgar Wright’s omnivorous, giddy cinephilia should finally be showing signs running out right now, just when a jaded, weary, pandemic-drab world could use it most. Don’t get me wrong: with its dual-timeline gimmick and its evident love for […]

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Anya Taylor-Joy, Edgar Wright Talk ‘Last Night in Soho’ at Venice: ‘It’s Dangerous to Romanticize the Past’

Filmmaker Edgar Wright and stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith were in sparkling form at the press conference for ‘Last Night in Soho’ on Saturday.The London-set film travels back in time and Wright describes it as an homage to the “psychological thrillers I really adore” made by British filmmakers Michael Powell and Alfred Hitchcock and […]

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Adds ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ and ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’

“Dear Evan Hansen,” a movie version of the hit Broadway show, will open the 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.In addition, the festival’s organizers announced that Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s latest feature “One Second” will close the festival. Described as a “love letter to cinema,” the film stars Wei Fan and Xiaochuan Li […]

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