BABY DRIVER (15)
D: Edgar Wright
Tristar/Media Rights Capital/Working Title/Big Talk (Nira Park, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner)
UK/USA 🇬🇧🇺🇸 2017
W: Edgar Wright
DP: Bill Pope
Ed: Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos
Mus: Steven Price
Ansel Elgort (Baby), Kevin Spacey (Doc), Lily James (Debora), Jamie Foxx (Leon 'Bats' Jefferson), Jon Hamm (Jason 'Buddy' Van Horn), Eiza Gonzalez (Monica 'Darling' Castello), Jon Bernthal (Griff)
Possibly the coolest film of 2017, starring newcomer Ansel Elgort as the title character, a getaway driver for a group of criminals headed by kingpin Doc, who uses a rotating crew to carry out various robberies, with Baby being the only constant member, a quiet teenager with a huge love of music, making his speedy getaway to the accompaniment of his iPod's playlists.
In-between his trysts with the mob, he strikes up a romance with diner waitress Debora and dreams of a life away from crime, but always gets sucked back in by the overbearing kingpin.
The story does get quite messy in the final act, but the first two-thirds of the movie are quite excellent, especially the opening car chase.
The film was a massive sleeper hit in 2017, with many critics naming it amongst their favourite films of the year.