Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.

  • Released: 2021-10-21
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Synnøve Karlsen, Rita Tushingham, Lisa McGrillis, Michael Jibson, Andrew Bicknell, Michael Ajao, Colin Mace, Oliver Phelps, Jessie Mei Li, Lee Byford, Will Rogers, Will Rowlands, Margaret Nolan, Katrina Vasilieva, Kassius Nelson, Georgie Banks, Rebecca Harrod, Sam Parks, Connor Calland, Nick Owenford, Josh Zaré, Adam Sopp, Nina Kumar, Maud Druine, Joakim Skarli, Lati Gbaja, Georgina Frances Hart, Barbara Orti, Richard Price, Paul Riddell, Grace Binford Sheene, Jacob Trup, Morgan Bull, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Berrington, Pauline McLynn, Aimée Cassettari, Alan Mahon, Jacqui-Lee Pryce, James Phelps, Beth Singh, Paul Brightwell, Will Rogers, Terence Frisch, Celeste Dring, Jeanie Wishes, Richard Corgan, Michael Mears, Tom Hartwell, Paul Hamilton, Wayne Cater, Alan Ruscoe, Christopher Carrico, Kent Goldfinch, Ian Harrod, Ian Hartley, Luke Hope, Daniel Maggott, Richard O'Sullivan, Al Roberts, Derek Lea, Al Roberts
  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • sauravjoshi85 - 14 April 2024
    The film works as a slow poison!!
    Last Night in Soho is a psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright. The film stars Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, Terence Stamp and Late Diana Rigg.

    An aspiring fashion designer, is fascinated with the fashion of the '60s. But her life spirals out of control when she dreams of being transported back to that time period.

    The best way to describe this film is that in the first half the film is more retro, some romantic and a looks like a simple film about a young fashion designer who travels to London to make a big name in fashion designing but in second half the film suddenly turns into a violent terrorizing horror film and may take few viewers by surprise.

    I have always been impressed with the work of Edgar Wright and i have seen some of his film such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End and Baby Driver and has to admit that he has a very unique way of film making and this is also a good film.

    The plot of the film is good and the execution is good, the first half is slow but as the film progresses you'll start getting indulge in the film and the film and once you gets connected with the film you'll be hooked until very end of the film.

    Acting in the film is great and all the characters were impressive, the screenplay of the film works as a slow poison which grips you slowly. The climax of the film is good.

    A great film to watch.
  • Mike_Devine - 24 February 2024
    Unexpectedly compelling throwback thriller that pays homage to film noir
    It's hard to put Edgar Wright's period thriller in a box, as the film borrows elements from multiple genres including film noir, horror and whodunit suspense. 'Last Night in Soho' feels like a different movie at different points throughout, but the twists and turns help guide the 1960s London experience of its protagonist, Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), to a satisfying end.

    While McKenzie does an admirable job playing an aspiring fashion artist who gets caught up in a decades-old mystery involving a young woman named Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), the focus is less on her and more on her on-screen surroundings. There are plenty of moments where viewers feel like they are right there in a time-traveling dream sequence alongside Eloise, and the amount of effort that goes into transforming the bustling neighborhood into a long-ago time is appreciated.

    Perhaps the best part about 'Soho' is it's not super predictable. While the finale is totally believable, there are plenty of plausible scenarios that could play out over the course of the story, which makes it feel like a true murder mystery. Couple this with solid supporting performances by Matt Smith and Michael Ajao and you have an unexpected hit on your hands.

    It's true that 'Soho' was sort of a victim of its own release schedule, but it should gain the acclaim it deserves as a cult classic in the years to come.
  • omarmazin - 11 January 2023
    Typical but no typical
    You know a movie is good when you don't check your phone the whole time and that's what happened to me with LNIS.

    The movie is pretty to look at . "neon signs are pretty" indeed. You never know where it's going. Is it about mental illness? Is it psychological horror? Is it your typical horror movie? Is it a crime mystery? Well it's all of that. Unlike some other people I liked both halves of the movie. Because the movie was always changing and I never got bored because of that. Every act is different which overcomes the "clicheness" of it. And Edgar Write style, talent and the performance of every one is a big plus too.
  • lukejackson1111 - 12 December 2022
    WOW! That is all.
    That was a journey. I was completely taken by so many aspects of this film, the cinematography, the lighting, the music etc..

    The attention to detail is stunning, the storyline is totally unique and surprisingly easy to follow. The cast is great with a particular nod to Thomasin McKenzie and Anna Taylor-Joy!

    The scenes seamlessly blend into one another, from the present day to the 60s and back again and there were some idée fixe (recurring themes) present in the movie which I always love e.g. When the red light flashes, we know she's going back to the 60s. Just a visually beautiful movie from start to finish with a splash of humour, a good drop of thriller and a very catchy storyline.
  • davidjmcleod - 19 November 2022
    Don't listen to the haters
    I must confess: when I see a film like this get panned, while praise is heaped upon dreck like Barbarian or It Follows, it truly makes me feel like I've gone insane, like the population of the planet Earth is conspiring to gaslight me. THIS is a narratively complete film. THIS is an original concept (or as close as we can get these days).

    Atmosphere, mood, tone... this movie makes use of these in abundance. The writing is clever, the music is evocative, and the acting top notch. If you love suspense bordering on horror, and find yourself underwhelmed by what Hollywood has been serving up recently, give this film a watch.
  • ivantheeditor - 23 October 2022
    Original... it stays with you!
    Anya is just such a joy to watch!! I can't get enough of her.

    This movie was actually quite original and thrilling to watch. I felt like the effects, the music, the dancing, the costumes, everything brought me back to that time. The story was interesting and original. It kept me on the edge of my seat for sure. Obviously this was a fictional movie but part of me almost wished that it wasn't and that they had kept it a little closer to reality because in the end things get real crazy and out of control and of course it just so happens that it all works out for the main heroine... what a surprise, right?

    Anyway. Definitely worth the watch! It's one of those special movies that we so rarely get these days. Enjoy!