A young girl (Thomasin McKenzie), passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer (Anya Taylor-Joy). But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.
Brilliant! LAST NIGHT IN SOHO is superbly structured, executed, and cleverly twisted. McKenzie and Taylor-Joy act their roles in two separate time frames and the way the director (Edgar Wright) has interweaved their stories is stunning and is visually exciting. The story is complex and thought-provoking. It moves along at just the right pace and the way the story unfolds from beginning to end becomes increasingly tense, dark, and suspenseful. The supernatural element is used the tell the story in an exciting and confronting way but never overwhelms the narrative. There is quite a bit of blood and gore but is appropriate for the story. The soundtrack is clever with the music interweaving sinister elements. This is an excellent, intelligent psychological horror. It’s a grippingly immersive ghost story that will take you on an intense ride that will leave you breathless.
(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)
NOTE: I can never review all the movies I see — not enough time! So, I’m going to include, after each review, anything else I’ve seen with just a star rating so you can check them out if you want to!
More movies to check out:
THE POWER OF THE DOG ****½