‘Nocturnal Animals’ review: Wild-eyed Aaron Taylor-Johnson steals this noir thriller
TORONTO — I can’t speak to Tom Ford’s brilliant fashion sense because I still wear Gold Toe socks, but as a director, he has a perfectionist’s eye for detail.
Each shot in his nifty noir thriller Nocturnal Animals is pristine and art-directed to within an inch of its life. His actors look like models posing for the camera, even when they’re answering nature’s call.
A well-done revenge movie with a stylized sheen and a literary gloss, Nocturnal Animals stars Amy Adams as Susan, who is living the high life as an art gallery owner with a picture-perfect husband (Armie Hammer, disarmingly handsome), when one day a chilling manuscript from her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal) shows up at her cold, impersonal fortress of a home. Read more…