Baby Driver
First screened in July 2017
Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, CJ Jones, Jon Bernthal, Flea, Lanny Joon, Sky Ferreira, Hal Whiteside, Brogan Hall, Allison King, R. Marcos Taylor, Andrea Frye. Screenplay: Edgar Wright.

Twitter Capsule: Boy Drive // All Day wears out its Lite-Brite welcome. Increasingly unpleasant; amoral core palpable beneath pop surface.

Second Capsule: One way to go easy on Dunkirk for being kind of besotted with its own directorial signatures is to see Baby Driver right afterward.

VOR:   Not quite the directorial manifesto Scott Pilgrim was, but close. Seems less innovative as it goes: repeats itself, and indulges stale ideologies.

Photo © 2017 TriStar Pictures/Working Title Films/
Big Talk Productions/Double Negative

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Film Editing: Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
Best Sound Mixing: Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater
Best Sound Editing: Julian Slater

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Ansel Elgort

Other Awards:
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Film Editing
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Film Editing

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