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Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' is an action-musical thrill ride at South By Southwest

Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' is an action-musical thrill ride at South By Southwest

Every year at the South By Southwest Film Festival, there is a screening driven by an excitement and anticipation, a palpable, ratcheting feeling in the air as the audience makes its way into the Paramount Theater. And every year it seems that energy couldn’t go any higher and then the next year it does.

As a playlist of music selected by the filmmaker, including Prince’s “Baby, I’m A Star” and other tracks with the word “baby” in the title, pumped through the theater, Saturday night’s world premiere of Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” took it up another notch.

The film, which might be described by the singular genre descriptor of a high-energy crime caper gangster picture romance...

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