Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

October 22, 2021

Edgar Wright

The marquee lights of the 60’s shine bright in the trailer for the latest Edgar Wright film, “Last Night in Soho.” Stepping into the thriller-horror genre, Wright blends the line between past and present, with an innocent-looking Thomasin McKenzie walking the streets of Soho in London. She transports into the past with a flawless transition under a white bedspread. Her reflection shows the beautiful Anya Taylor-Joy, an aspiring singer who belts out “Downtown” by Petula Clark. We see McKenzie transform throughout the trailer’s runtime, going from shy and dull to more confident and alluring, brown hair turning to blonde, like her idol.

Before this year’s documentary, “The Sparks Brothers,” the last time we heard from Edgar Wright was in 2017 when he released one of the best films of that year, “Baby Driver.” It’s exciting to see two of the strongest young female actresses in Hollywood at the moment sharing the leads. Anya Taylor-Joy is fresh off her Golden Globe win for her performance in the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit.” Thomasin McKenzie’s last foray was with another humorous director, Taika Waititi, and one of his more profound films, “Jojo Rabbit.” This year, McKenzie also finds herself in two other films, including M. Night Shymalan’s “Old” and the New Zealand drama “The Justice of Bunny King.”

Official Synopsis: A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

Edgar Wright
Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Thomasin McKenzie
Anya Taylor-Joy
Matt Smith
Diana Rigg
Rita Tushingham
Terence Stamp

Chung-hoon Chung

Steven Price

Paul Machliss

Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Nira Park
Edgar Wright

Focus Features

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