Review: Nostalgia and Trauma Haunt Anya Taylor-Joy in ‘Last Night in Soho’

Last Night in Soho, director Edgar Wright’s new supernatural thriller, opens with a scene of unrestrained girlish delight: young Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) prances around her bedroom in Cornwall wearing a gown she’s presumably made herself, lip-syncing to one of the 1960s pop records she loves. The character is a sheltered naif, an orphan raised by her doting grandmother, and MacKenzie is thoroughly lovable in the role. But Wright’s film is, in part, about innocence lost, and pretty soon, Eloise is off to the big bad city, like a lamb to the slaughter. She’s a babe in the woods, wide eyed… Read Full Article