Nocturnal Animals

The second part of my Amy Adams double bill was Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, and wow, I enjoyed this even more than I thought I would. I liked Ford’s first film, A Single Man, quite a bit, but mostly for its luscious look. This film also looks quite nice, but it’s not what really grabbed meĀ about it — I was surprisingly quite invested in what ends up being a “story within a story.” It’s in fact those sequences that I enjoyed the most, with fantastic work by Jake Gyllenhaal (an actor I quite like in general) and Michael Shannon.