"If I could live any place and any time, I'd live here, in London. In the '60s."
Edgar Wright's newest film is a brave departure from his typical structure. Instead exploring a genre of horror known as giallo, which originated in the same time and place that Last Night in Soho is so fond of - the swinging '60s. At first, this is a film about a fashion student who moves from the countryside to the big and overwhelming London to pursue her dream. It's not everything she wanted it to be. That is until she starts experiencing a second life while sleeping, as a showgirl in the 60s. Wright's biggest fans will notice the small details that callback to his other works, but otherwise it's a very refreshing film from the seasoned director. It doesn't always work for me - but when it's in full swing it's a sonically and visually impressive work of art with a killer cast and one hell of a twist. There's also an important lesson to be learned from this story. The good ol' days is a fallacy.