By: Christiana Cleveland
One gloomy afternoon, while perusing HBO Go I found myself watching Nocturnal Animals. Having not read any reviews or commentary on the film, I didn’t know what to expect. Director/producer Tom Ford made me intrigued to the whole experience based on his career as a designer and visual genius. Filled with passionate betrayal, love and violence this film is one for Twisted Tuesday.
I will say the cinematography was exquisite, however the plot and storyline had me feeling uneasy and confused. Amy Adams stars as a successful art gallery owner who seems to have everything she’s dreamed of. She receives a manuscript from her ex-husband (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) that puts her in a tailspin. The rest of the movie shows the agonizing story come to life. Haunted by the twisted scenes, as a viewer you become enmeshed in what is reality and what is make believe.
The cast is remarkable; including Michael Shannon, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, and Isla Fisher. If it’s a rainy day and you want to lose yourself in a plot I would suggest this film, otherwise save your mental stability with something a little more lighthearted.
Tune in on HBO go under Drama, or Amazon Video!