Two years ago, it was hard to guess where Edgar Wright's career might be heading: he had wrapped up his trilogy of UK parodies, burned out retinas with his fun if overdone VFX orgy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and got booted off Ant-Man after years of prep. It's a relief to see him emerge from this limbo with his… read more!
Movies Directed by Edgar Wright (in alphabetical order)
When the first feature from director-cowriter Edgar Wright and star-cowriter Simon Pegg, Shaun of the Dead, came out in 2004, it caught everybody by surprise. Not only was this tribute to zombie movies funny, sharp, scary, and extremely well-made, it was also poignant and real – something nobody expected out of a zombie movie. The two set the bar sky… read more!
Although it's perfectly serviceable entertainment, this by-the-numbers thriller is a little beneath the talents of its director/cowriter Edgar Wright. Those expecting Wright's trademark snappy editing and droll humor might be disappointed at how straight he plays it here. Nevertheless, there's some interesting stuff. Read on. Thomasin McKenzie stars as Eloise, a mousy girl from Cornwall who is accepted into a… read more!
If you asked any urban hipster under 30 what movie he was going to see on August 13, 2010, he would have said Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and you might be excused for thinking the movie was thus going to be a huge hit. That it wound up bombing at the US box office tells you that most Americans… read more!
A slovenly Londoner (cowriter Simon Pegg) decides to win back his uptight girlfriend and make amends with his poor fretful mother – and darn it if it doesn't happen on the eve of the End of the World, where everybody in London is turning into flesh-eating zombies! What starts off as a silly, even one-note comedy – poor Shaun doesn't… read more!
Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old drunken mess of a man, gathers together his four best mates from sixth form (high school) to relive what he still considers the greatest night of his life: the time when the five of them, in their late teens, tried to hit 12 pubs in their hometown, got ridiculously sloshed in the process, and… read more!