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Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan Praise John McTiernan, Vic Armstrong at London Action Festival Awards (Exclusive)

A galaxy of stars paid fulsome tribute to filmmaker John McTiernan and stuntman Vic Armstrong as they were both awarded Moving Target awards on Friday for their outstanding contributions to the action genre at the inaugural London Action Festival.The awards were presented at London’s Royal London Geographical Society and icons from the action genre attended, […]

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‘See How They Run’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell & Adrien Brody Star In A 1950s Murder Mystery

In addition to showcasing Daniel Craig’s dialectical range, Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” proved that the lone detective whodunit is still alive and kicking. It grossed over 300 million at the box-office (on a budget of 40 million), and its critical reception was nothing short of adoring (read ThePlaylist’s A-grade review here). (It also picked up […]

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Edgar Wright Relied On Practical Magic For Last Night In Soho’s Most Complicated Scene

Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” was a polarizing movie. I leaned on the positive side, but sometimes felt it bit off more than it could chew. Where I find no fault is in the film’s performances and visuals. Chung-hoon Chung makes any movie he shoots better, and while Wright’s script sometimes falters, his direction never […]

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2022 Ves Awards: ‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead Visual Effects Society with 4 Prizes Each

Denis Villeneuve’s sweeping sci-fi “Dune” (Warner Bros.) and Disney’s animated musical, “Encanto,” each led the 20th Ves Awards Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton with four prizes, including photoreal feature VFX and animated feature VFX, respectively. “Last Night in Soho” took supporting visual effects and “Foundation” (“The Emperor’s Peace”) was named best photoreal episode.“Dune” additionally […]

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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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‘Last Night in Soho’ Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Loves That Wild Twist, but She Knows It Hurts

[Editor’s note: The following article contains some spoilers for “Last Night in Soho.”]It was the twist that got Krysty Wilson-Cairns. For her second feature film, the Oscar-nominated “1917” screenwriter again embraced a creatively challenging collaboration to bring a vivid story to the big screen, but it all started with one clever (if divisive) idea from […]

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Last Night In Soho Ending Explained: Nostalgia Is A Killer

Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho,” a shot-across-the-bow warning of the dangers of nostalgia, centers on young hopeful fashion student Eloise “Ellie” Turner (Thomasin McKenzie). Eloise is both literally and figuratively haunted by the past. In one sense, she’s a girl out of time — ill at ease in her own contemporary era and idealizing 1960s London […]

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