Nocturnal Animals Review

Nocturnal Animals Review

Hello fellow travelers, the (not so) boring intricacies of life have been holding me hostage, so it has been difficult to post anything here. But, fear not, today we talk about Nocturnal Animals, a delicious thriller that will scar you for a while. Yes, I am looking at you crazy opening sequence! Nocturnal Animals, was for me, one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. The trailer, the cast and the story were all very convincing, but did it meet these high expectations?

Yes. It did. Nocturnal Animals is one of the best movies of 2016. It delivers a narrative that not only feels fresh but it has a lasting effect on the viewer. The story within a story, has been done plenty of times before. However, Tom Ford who writes and directs, creates a solid structure that made feel invested in both stories. The type of storytelling used, can often lead to an unsatisfying conclusion. Nocturnal Animals tightly interconnects the stories, and delivers an satisfying ending.

Nocturnal Animals gives you room for some interpretation, I am sure that after watching it, you will want to discuss the themes and topics approached in the movie. The ending, in my opinion delivers in spades. It might feel anti-climatic for some (I definitely heard some unhappy grunts in the room), but if you are paying attention, you will be happy with the conclusion. The more impatient viewer will probably, not like Nocturnal Animals. However, those who are looking for a provoking thriller will have plenty to chew on after watching Ford’s latest.

It is a bleak experience, there is no way around it. This is not a happy movie. You will be uncomfortable and feel dirty all over. The culprit is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the days of kicking ass are over for this gentleman. Here, he shows how brilliant he can be. He is creepy to the point where I felt uncomfortable while watching him. The rest of the cast is equally good, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Johnson, Amy Adams, Jake Gylenhall or Michael Shannon receiving Oscar nods. However, Johnson was the one that surprised the most.

Nocturnal Animals is a dark tale, that packs a dramatic punch and looks gorgeous while doing it. So if you are in the mood for a depressing, bleak but highly entertaining movie. This thought-provoking adventure is for you.

Nocturnal Animals
  • Acting
  • Cinematography
  • Writing
4.5

Summary

Nocturnal Animals is a dark tale, that packs a dramatic punch and looks gorgeous while doing it. So if you are in the mood for a depressing, bleak but highly entertaining movie. This thought-provoking adventure is for you.

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