Movie Review and Digital Code GIVEAWAY: Last Night in Soho {ends 1/19}

Movie Review and Digital Code GIVEAWAY: One Night in Soho {ends 1/19}
*Disclosure: I received a digital code of
One Night in Soho for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

I had been wanting to see Last Night in Soho in theaters, but I missed the viewing window, so I was glad that I was able to have the chance to check it out on digital. 

About the film:
In Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller, Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit, Old), an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma, “The Queen’s Gambit”). But the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.

The “seductive and sophisticated” (NY Times) masterpiece is directed by Edgar Wright, and stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) and Michael Ajao (Attack the Block, Silent Witness). The film is co-written by Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917).

So I'll admit that sometimes I multitask when I watch movies—I'm usually on my phone—but this movie caught my attention from the start, as I couldn't figure out if it was starting in the 1960's or if Thomasin McKenzie's character, Eloise, was just kind of obsessed with that era (spoiler, it was the latter). Eloise is starting out at a fashion college in London, but soon realizes she doesn't really fit in. She ends up leaving her dorm and taking a room in the city instead, with Ms. Collins (the late Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones) as the owner of the house.

Soon Eloise starts either hallucinating or having weird dreams—we're never sure which, because we learn from the beginning that Eloise is an unreliable narrator—and she's transported to the 1960s, where she meets Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), a singer, whose manager is Jack (Matt Smith). Soon, reality starts to become less and less real, and Eloise isn't sure what is the present and what is the past anymore.

Movie Review and Digital Code GIVEAWAY: Last Night in Soho {ends 1/19}
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This movie was interesting because it started off as more of a thriller, and then devolved into horror near the end, of which I wasn't a fan. That being said, I saw the film last night, and I'm still thinking about it this morning, which to me is the mark of a good movie. The cinematography was gorgeous, and I'm sure it would have been great on a big screen, as well. It weirdly reminded me of a cross between Somewhere in Time, The Shining, and, thinking about it more today, Frequency, with all of the "time travel" involved. 

Yes, see this movie, just be aware that the trailer doesn't really show the whole picture—I was expecting more of a thriller movie and instead I got a cross between a thriller and a horror movie. That being said, it was a very unique film, and I still found it worth watching, so I would give it 3.75 out of 5 stars ... it might be more of a 4 out of 5 star movie, but I am not a big horror fan, so I would not be the target audience, in that case. The cast was fantastic, as well, with Thomasin McKenzie stealing the show, and the late Diana Rigg was also excellent. 

One Night in Soho is rated R with a runtime of 116 minutes. 

Movie Review and Digital Code GIVEAWAY: Last Night in Soho {ends 1/19}
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GIVEAWAY:

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