Last Night in Soho

Director: Edgar Wright
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 2.0

Meek Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) - who lives in Cornwall with her grandmother (her Mom took her own life) - goes to the London College of Fashion with dreams of becoming a designer ... however her living conditions are less than optimal (her roommate is a jackass) so she rents a room in Soho - owned by a crabby Diana Rigg - and starts having hallucinations/dreams about a blonde woman from the sixties named Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her "pimp" Jack (Matt Smith).  While it certainly is bright and shiny - the cinematography's by Chung Chung-Hoon and evokes memories of Papa Argento - it does get a little too cute with swapping Ellie and Sandie around constantly, and Wright's touch is too light for any of this to be even moderately menacing (the black and white men with faces out of a Francis Bacon painting need to go to horny jail).  Despite a less-than-optimal ending - which I personally feel goes out "the easy way" - the casting is well done, with Wright (ever the fanboy) bringing in some of England's celebrities from the 60's (Rigg, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham) to pay homage to that era.