LAST NIGHT IN SOHO looks back at the 1960s through the dreams--often nightmares--of Ellie, a would-be fashion designer (played by Thomasin McKenzie), in the present-day. The extensive use of 1960s songs gives even the present it a 1960s atmosphere; luckily the use of filters and different film stock helps fix the time periods of the various scenes. Kudos to the set designer for the 1960s look. Ellie dreams about Sandie, a would-be singer in the 1960s (played by Anya Taylor-Joy); Sandie can see multiple possible futures for herself; most have a downside. (Ellie's dreams back to the 1960s give this a "Midnight in Paris" vibe.) LAST NIGHT IN SOHO also features Diana Rigg in her last film role, as well as Terence Stamp and Rita Tushingham in supporting roles. This is a surprising film with enough ideas for two films.
Released theatrically 10/29/21. Rating: +3 (-4 to +4), or 9/10.
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