Last Night in Soho: Movie Review

"Last Night in Soho" provides an experience that truly surprised and mesmerized us. Its multi-genre approach was one that we didn't expect coming into the film and one that was executed beautifully in our opinion. The first half will have you hooked with the allure of the Swinging Sixties but the second half will leave your jaws dropped as the mysteries and thrills pile up one after another. If not for anything, "Last Night in Soho" was extremely unique that it will leave a mark even if you find it too artistic against conventional expectations.   
Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) is a budding designer who just got into one of the prestigious design universities in London. Coming from the province, the first few days in the big city proves to be challenging - and it doesn't help that her roommate has been teasing her and bullying her. This forces Ellie to move out  of her dorm room and into a bedspace in the Soho district. Now living with an old woman, Ellie thinks that she will finally find the peace and quiet she has longed for. But on her very first night, she finds herself being haunted by visions of the Swinging Sixties and a beautiful girl named Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy).
We felt betrayed in a good way. Like the main character in the film Ellie, "Last Night in Soho" will leave you thinking that this won't be a scary film - that going back to the Sixties is an awesome experience. But that beautiful aesthetic will betray you as more and more details are unveiled on the story of Sandie and her ultimate fate. Did the narrative work as great as the visuals? For us, this was probably the film's weakest point. The latter portions of the film was slightly rushed and the payoff, although shocking, felt unearned. But other than the slight stumble in terms of its story, everything else in the film was amazingly executed. The visuals were outstanding, the acting powerful from both Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, but the real gem for us was its soundtrack. This film really transported us back into the 60s and was it a memorable one. Overall, "Last Night in Soho" will leave you breathless from start to finish. It's definitely one film worth your time.  
Rating: 4 reels

Why you should watch it:
- visuals, sounds, acting was all executed well

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story had a slight stumble especially near its climax
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