Edgar Wright is that rare filmmaker that does not have a single bad movie to his name.
Sure, some are slightly better than others, but by and large, his five theatrically released pictures are consistently funny, dazzlingly inventive and energetically directed.
His big break came in 2004 with the release of Shaun Of The Dead, a unique spin on the zombie-apocalypse formula that launched one of the most potent actor/director combinations in modern film history, as Wright teamed with fellow Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Part of the director’s success is due to his instantly recognisable style, which is frequently aped (the ‘quick cuts of mundane tasks being performed’ trick is commonly used in other productions), which only informs us that he’s an influential filmmaker, and one of the most important creative voices of the century.
And Baby Driver – his latest – is an action-music hybrid unlike anything he’s produced before. But is it better than anything he’s produced before? Let’s find out.
Important Note: Wright’s filmography didn’t begin with Shaun Of The Dead in 2004. He actually made a film in 1995 – a western parody called A Fistful Of Fingers.
Unfortunately, the film was never made commercially available, and was only screened in cinemas a handful of times, making it near-impossible to track down.