Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

โ€œ๐ŸŽถWhen youโ€™re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go: Downtown๐ŸŽถโ€œ

While renowned comedy director Edgar Wrightโ€™s first venture into psychological horror maintains his distinctive energetic style, his vibrant approach comes at the expense of the weight and nuance required to meaningfully convey the filmโ€™s extremely heavy themes. While the devolvement into the spiralling 60s nightmare is satisfying to watch unfold (especially when complemented by the equally wonderful performances by Thomasin Mackenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy), Wrightโ€™s overuse of superficial lighting and the clumsy, very clichรฉd screenplay really detract from the power its aiming for; leading to several obvious twists and a lacklustre finale that leaves little subtlety in its social commentary. I respect the directorโ€™s efforts to try something new, and itโ€™s definitely fairly enjoyable despite the aforementioned flaws;ย but itโ€™s very clear that Wrightโ€™s inherently light-hearted, style-over-substance sensibilities are too cartoonish and shallow for the film he wanted to make.

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