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Last Night in Soho review: A stylish thriller full of Edgar Wright’s obsessions

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Edgar Wright is an artist perennially wedded to vibes, but that’s seldom meant a loss of substance. And in Last Night in Soho, a Wright film partially set in the Swinging Sixties, the vibes are myriad. There’s the karaoke score, with contemporaneous bangers from Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, and John Barry. There’s costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux’s stunning haute couture, her white PVC macs and bubblegum-pink ballgowns evoking the best of Sixties style, pulled from the heroines of Mario Bava and Michelangelo Antonioni. And Wright himself brings his encyclopedic film knowledge to the table, as has become his directorial signature, with a smorgasbord of ’60s cinematic reference points.

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