If you are in Southern Ontario today, you are probably still shovelling what may be the biggest snowfall in one night in a decade! Once you come back in, turn on the fireplace and fire up the home theatre, there’s no better time. We kick off this week with the new film from Edgar Wright, Last Night in Soho. Eloise Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) dreams of being a fashion designer, creating her designs with inspiration from the music and fashion of the 60s. But even after moving to London and getting into the London College of Fashion, Eloise still has trouble fitting in. And when her daydreams of the 60s become a mysterious reality and she finds herself able to travel back in time and inhabit the body of a dazzling singer named Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), Eloise starts to unravel a mystery that blurs the line between her fantasies and reality.

Edgar Wright has always been an imaginative and inventive writer and director with such cult hits as Shawn of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Baby Driver among his credits, but with Last Night in Soho he is going in a decidedly different direction altogether. Soho is a retro, dark, seedy supernatural thriller that is unlike any film Wright has done before. Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy both command the screen and demand the attention of the viewer while Wright’s direction is dreamy, hallucinatory and paranoid. The story is intriguing and engaging, and the technical aspects of showing Eloise and Sandie often within the same frame is incredibly well done. Last Night in Soho is a perfect thriller for a dark snowy night. Very highly recommended.

Also of note this week is the bizarre new French thriller Titane, a brilliant new 4K Criterion Collection edition of A Hard Day’s Night, and the new animated film The Addams Family 2.

Until next week movie lovers, stay safe & warm!

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday January 18, 2022

A Hard Day's Night (1964) 4K - Criterion Collection

A Walk in Her Shoes

A Walk in the Sun (1945)*

Annie Live! (2021)

Beans

Blood Hook

Brides of Satan

Candyman 3: Day of the Dead (1999)*

Dead Fury – Wild Eye Raw & Extreme

Don’t Let Her In

Escape From Mogadishu (2021)

Expresso Bongo (1959)*

Going Ape! (1981)*

Hide and Seek

Inherit the Wind (1999)*

Last Night in Soho (2021)

Liar Liar (1997)* - 25th Anniversary Edition

Red Angel (1966)*

Red Stone (2021)

Santo: El Enmascarado de Plata (1963-1974)*

Shock (1977)*

Shock Invasion - Wild Eye Raw & Extreme

Song of the Thin Man (1947)*

Stage Fright (1950)*

Sword of Desperation

Tales of the Dim - Wild Eye Raw & Extreme

The Addams Family 2 (2021)

The Addams Family 2 | The Addams Family 2-Movie Collection

The Awakener (2018)*

The Capture (1950)*

The Day of Destruction

The Dry (2020)

The Girl Who Wasn’t Missing

The Last Son (2021)

The Little Rascals: Volume Four (1933-1934)*

The Sexy Box (1981-83)*

The Stendhal Syndrome (2-disc Special Edition) (1996)

The Toolbox Murders (1978) 4K

This Game's Called Murder (2021)

Three Women (1924)*

Time (2020) - Criterion Collection

Titane (2021)

Tokyo Decadence (1992)*

Triple Feature: For The Love Of Spock / Back In Time / Ghostheads

VHS Massacre II

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021)

*New to Blu-ray