Sunday, March 12, 2017

2017 SXSW Film Festival: Edgar Wright's Baby Driver a Winner

A day after Malick's latest was kind of a bomb, it is nice to know that not all of the bigger projects to land at SXSW will follow suit. I like Edgar Wright, and I think that he is a creative and fun director. It is nice to know that his streak continues with his latest Baby Driver starring a great cast in Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey. Now I don't have any pretensions here that this film is going to be an Oscar contender. But it looks like it is going to be a fun late summer entry that, if it gains traction, will probably do well at the box office. The reviews so far make it out to be a wild, well-acted, cool, and fun heist movie that fits right into Wright's edgy, weird, and fun action-driven comedies like Shaun of the Dead, The World's End, and Hot Fuzz. It opens August 12th in theaters.

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