Last night I saw Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The movie itself wasn’t anything much. It did enough to make you watch and not fall asleep even though it is a little bit slow (I saw it in bed and I guess I would’ve fallen asleep if I was bored). I guess it was OK but lacked an element of greatness. It was well directed and what it did well was play to your senses through music, scenery and the general mood it perpetuated.
I read a review that said the movie was an assault on ones senses, in a positive way. I kind of agree. Especially in the beginning, maybe the first half hour or so. I mean the story is sort of interesting. Very interesting in the beginning, then it loses it’s mark. But the gritty, dark mood in which the story runs is really influential. So speaking of the beginning of the film, which is the reason I decided to write about this movie here, the opening credits of the film is the single most disturbing, gross piece of cinematic art I have ever witnessed, haha. I really don’t know whether to recommend seeing it or not.