Magazine July 31, 2017, Issue

On the Road

Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, and Jon Hamm in ;Baby Driver(Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)

A few years ago, I noted the oddity that one of the best action directors working had yet to make a straightforward action film, preferring to deploy his skills in the realm of genre parody instead. That director was Edgar Wright, an Englishman responsible for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, each of them a send-up of a different action-packed genre — the zombie flick, the Bruckheimerian cop movie, the alien-invasion film — and each starring the same Anglo-thespian odd couple, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as ordinary blokes going guns blazing through scenarios usually tailored …

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