I finally got around to seeing “Last Night in Soho”, Edgar Wright’s latest film.
I quite liked it, although I’m still not sure what it was. Even while I was watching it, I couldn’t help try to place “Last Night in Soho” in a genre, but it is truly a movie that cannot be categorized. It’s not quite a ghost movie, not quite a drama, not quite a horror movie, but it has elements of all of them. A supernatural drama, perhaps?
A very well-done, atmospheric film about a country girl that moves to the big city and then . . . well, things happen. Leave it at that. It has very interesting, at times almost languid pacing that might frustrate some viewers, but in the days of Save the Cat I found that quite refreshing.
Still, I have to say that “Last Night in Soho” it not quite as sharp and punchy as Wright’s other movies–but that’s not what this movie is going for. At any rate, it’s certainly one of his most memorable movies, and it should go down as a minor cult classic of some . . . ah, undefinable genre.
Final thoughts on “Last Night in Soho”: Recommended! But it’s not for everyone.