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Director Edgar Wright attempts to do for music geekery what his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World did for video gamers.

Film review: ‘Baby Driver’ gets by on musical energy

June 27th, 2017

Director Edgar Wright attempts to do for music geekery what his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World did for video gamers.

  • Not all shows need an encore, though Saturday’s deserved one.

  • It was a night of audience confrontation, wet pants and peanut butter dreams.

  • To say something was missing is the mother of all understatements, and that’s kind of the point.

  • “Something about the zeitgeist right now is working for me. Finally!”

  • Sugar Ray plays a concert at night at the Flamingo's pool June 25.

  • Also, comic Kathleen Madigan and an astronomy escape.

  • Arguably more valuable than the show floor itself, the press conferences were a whirlwind of new-game announcements and gameplay trailers.

  • The Netflix show is full of gloriously terrible fashions and endearingly trashy pop culture.

  • The title character is a genetically engineered “super-pig,” created by corporate agribusiness Mirando, led by a weirdly childlike CEO played by Tilda Swinton.

  • Maybe it’s best considered a reflection of the furtive moments that comprise a messy life.

  • He has has altered the timbre of his vocals, coming off more Robert Smith than Morrissey.

  • “The fact that there was a public outcry [over me leaving ‘Silicon Valley’] was pleasantly surprising, but also kind of frustrating.”

  • “More often than not, stories of bodies like mine are ignored or dismissed or derided.”

  • A tense dinner confrontation between right- and left-wing perspectives might sound unpleasant, but this movie has more depth than a simple political shouting match.

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