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Nocturnal Animals

Beautifully dark

Nocturnal Animals, A film by Tom Ford
(2016)
American neo-noir psychological thriller
Written, co-produced, and directed by Tom Ford
Starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead roles

Tom Ford.. what can I say?    …     I’ll start with with Wow.

What an amazingly intense, beautifully shot movie. Theres something almost disturbing about enjoying the visual aspect of a movie so much when the subject is gritty and emotional. If you haven’t watched it yet – then I recommend it, but my recommendation comes with a caveat. This movie will stay with you – you will think about it the next day – you will surmise about the ending (yes, its not all clear-cut, wrapped up nicely in a bow type of movie), but its artistic and lush and dramatic and evocative and disturbing and beautiful and moody.

It’s art.

The movie equivalent of high art. I wont spoil it for you – but I will say this, grab a glass of red (a nice, robust Shiraz) and sit down in a darkened room and take in the glorious cinematography and the lighting (oh the lighting!!) and immerse yourself in Tom Fords agonisingly beautiful world for 2 hours.

It’s intense but so worth it.

If you’ve watched it – drop me a comment below and let me know what you thought. I think its obvious that I really like it.. but interested to hear what others thought too. It seems to be very polarising from the comments ive read and the ratings on IMDB. It either gets a 3 or 9 star rating. You either love it or you dont I guess.

“When you love someone you have to be careful with it, you might never get it again.”

― Edward Sheffield

2 Comments
  • Jennifer Quaglio
    March 26, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I’ve actually wanted to see this movie for a while now. I’m really excited to see it now after reading your post. I recently saw Nerve with Dave Franco and I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. It’s not so much artsy as it is virtual. But it was awesome. I recommend if you haven’t seen it.

  • Brooke Ciccozzi
    March 30, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    What an intriguing sounding movie! I’ve just checked IMDB and the cast is amazing. I love these sorts of movies that are complex and deliberate. I can’t wait to see it when it hits Netflix.

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