wikipedia ). Ford is also a successful movie maker. He earned an Oscar for his debut film "A Single Man" and his new film "Nocturnal Animals" started with much acclaim (imdb). So, I had to see this movie and I got thrilled by it. I think Ford, who also wrote the script based on a novel by Austin Wright, deserves the praise. Ford`s newest work - which also benefited from cinematographer Seamus McGarvey - is one of the best movies of the year, maybe of the decade so far (this is a spoiler free blog. You can find a synopsis here wikipedia).
The film has two intermingled story lines: One track focuses on Susan, an ambitious owner of an upmarket art gallery in Los Angeles. This tale is mixed with the plot of a book, which Susan`s ex-husband had written and send to her, a horror novel set in Texas. So the movie connects two separate & very different worlds.
The film has an amazing cast of course. I indulged in watching the gorgeous Amy Adams, who belongs to Hollywood` brightest stars. And I enjoyed the performances of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon & Aaron Taylor-Johnson as well.
Watching "Nocturnal Animals" can be challenging, but the audience gets plentiful rewarded - highly recommended.