Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals”: Yay!

jakenocturnal_animals_3_c_merrick_morton_universal_pictures_international-h_2016_0While “Nocturnal Animals,” the latest movie from Tom Ford, didn’t get the rapturous response at Venice that “La La Land” did, most American critics were very pleased. THR said: ‘David Lynch meets Alfred Hitchcock meets Douglas Sirk in “Nocturnal Animals,” a sumptuously entertaining noir melodrama laced with vicious crime and psychological suspense, which more than delivers on the promise of “A Single Man,” writer-director Ford’s first foray behind the camera seven years ago. Confidently dovetailing three strands that depict present and past reality, as well as a dark fictional detour that functions as a blunt real-life rebuke, the film — starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal — once again demonstrates that Ford is both an intoxicating sensualist and an accomplished storyteller, with as fine an eye for character detail as he has for color and composition.’

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