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The Herculean effort to distance oneself from one's own nostalgia is the central theme and the emotional core of The World's End. "It's a love-hate relationship," says director Edgar Wright. "Shaun of the Dead was a love-hate letter to London. Hot Fuzz was a love-hate letter to our hometowns. This is a love-hate letter to the past.
Keep reading: The World's End Creators Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright Versus Starbucksification. Pictured: Simon Pegg.
We look at The World's End (the latest from the makers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz), a breezy doc about Muhammad Ali, the newest teen fantasy flick that has nothing new or exciting, a film that lit up the international film festival circuit in 2011 but is only just now seeing a U.S. release, and more. Get even more New York City film coverage at VillageVoice.com/movies and be sure to subscribe to the Voice Film Club podcast and follow @VoiceFilmClub on Twitter. (Go here to find NYC movie showtimes.)
Published on August 22, 2013