Modern noir leaves a mark
Nocturnal Animals (15)
A peculiar beast this one – and not an easy one to keep on top of.
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are in outstanding form in a modern noir dripping with misdeeds.
Tom Ford – directing only his second movie – helms with confidence and the film looks like a piece of art come to life.
Mean-spirited it may be, but this psychological thriller has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster.
It’s an intense battle of the sexes that never fails to shock and surprise.
But the story is never quite as clever as it aims to be and the latter stages degenerate into little more than splatter violence.