FILM

All of Edgar Wright's Movies, Ranked

He's One of the Best Filmmakers Working Today, and We've Ranked All His Movies

Edgar Wright is one of the best writer-directors working today.

His skill as a writer blends with outstanding visual comedy and an aptitude for explosive action to tell stories of realistic personal growth stories that engage all the elements of over-the-top popcorn movies. All of his movies are worth seeing, but they are not all created equal. Here's the official ranking of his greatness.

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In February New Zealand writer-director-actor Taika Waititi was awarded an Oscar for the screenplay of his film Jojo Rabbit.

On May the 4th—the holiest of Star Wars holidays (Revenge of the 5th is sacrilege)—it was announced that he'd received what might be an even bigger honor: He's going to co-write and direct a new Star Wars movie.

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CULTURE

Which Marvel Characters Would Win/Lose "No Nut November"

An article that presages the collapse of civilization.

Picture this: It's midnight on November 1st, and suddenly wormholes open up across the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the super-powered men of Marvel are slurped off to Sakaar, the trash-planet from Thor: Ragnarok.

The Grandmaster, a.k.a. Jeff Goldblum, has a sadistic task for them. They can return to their usual lives, but they may not succumb to temptations of the flesh for one month, or they will be instantly transported to his stadium to fight to the death as gladiators. In other words, they are now participating in No Nut November…and Jeff Goldblum has already been disqualified.

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Film News

Edgar Wright Has a First Draft of "Baby Driver 2"

Pretty exciting if you're a fan of good movies.

Baby Driver was arguably one of the best movies of 2017.

It was definitely the best original concept, combining intense action sequences with optimal music and vibrant color in a way that only a visionary director like Edgar Wright could.

So when Wright broke the news to Empire that he had his first draft of the sequel completed, fans were excited.

The first movie was a passion project for Wright, developed over the course of two decades. This makes sense considering it's the kind of movie that studios tend to avoid without an incredibly trusted director at the helm–a simple premise which requires masterful execution.

The plot follows Baby (Ansel Elgort), an Atlanta-based getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus, which forces him to constantly listen to music through his earbuds. He falls in love with a waitress named Debora (Lily James), and the two decide to flee the city together. But Baby owes debts to gang leader Doc (Kevin Spacey...booooooo) and his crew (Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx), so if he wants to escape, he needs to drive for one final heist.

See, it's such a simple concept that, with a lot of directors, it could have been a bland, generic heist movie.

Luckily, Edgar Wright isn't most directors. Watch how he turns Baby's daily coffee run into a masterclass in cinematography—a long take that makes us feel the incredible importance of Baby's music.

Baby Driver - Coffee Run Scene / Opening Titles www.youtube.com

Considering how the previous movie ended (no spoilers here), it will be very interesting to see how Edgar Wright plans to tackle a sequel.

That being said, nothing has been greenlit yet. Edgar Wright is currently busy working on a female-led psychological horror movie, so don't expect any more updates for the time being.

In the meantime, check out the first Baby Driver if you haven't seen it yet. It's a fantastic watch.


Dan Kahan is a writer & screenwriter from Brooklyn, usually rocking a man bun. Find more at dankahanwriter.com


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