Fifth about The Seventh

Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho: this Edgar Wright thriller starts up as a parallel telling of two young women pursuing their dreams in London, but it very smartly turns into an efficient, creepy genre piece. The story goes from a fish-out-of-water girl to a bloody thriller in a way that feels warranted. It’s a good start that the protagonist is engaging, and she is well-portrayed by Thomasin McKenzie. The other half of the equation is Anya Taylor-Joy, who matches the glamour girl she plays to a T. Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp both play their supporting roles very effectively. The film displays how the women’s stories mesh together through the good use of editing (by editor Paul Machliss), camera placement and movement (by cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon), and rich sound design. Very solid costume design (by Odile Dicks-Mireaux ) and production design (by Marcus Rowland). The use of music enhances the nostalgic mood.

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