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Film Review - Nocturnal Animals


Fashion mogul Tom Ford turned to filmmaking with 2009’s “A Single Man.” The highly designed and tightly measured drama still managed to communicate a healthy amount of personal history and emotionality, dealing with intimate issues of love, loss, and friendship. It was an ideal debut for Ford, who managed to highlight his visual gifts and his comfort with actors. “Nocturnal Animals” is his long-awaited follow up, and Ford attempts to switch gears, heading in a Hitchcockian direction with a melodrama that’s braided with thriller-esque events, once again using his interests in symmetry, style, and relationships to boost the significance of what’s essentially a weightless effort. “Nocturnal Animals” is more of an exercise in manipulation than a piercing story of paralyzed hearts, eventually dissolving into a movie of moments instead of a cohesive arc of illness.  Read the rest at


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