Nocturnal Animals, A film by Tom Ford
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.
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.