Nocturnal Animals (2016) – Blu-ray review


Synopsis: A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband’s new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down.

What’s it like? The abstract nature of a David Lynch film meets the ruthlessness of No Country for Old Men encased in a Terrence Malick-like philosophical experiment.

Film: 9/10. Tom Ford weaves two distinct tales (fictional and real world) and draws them together until they combine in a confronting tale of loss. 116 mins.

Picture quality: 10/10. A flawless presentation. Ford creates unique visual styles for each of the main locations in the film and they’re all realised with perfect clarity. Colours, contrast, grain, textures – they all impress.

Audio quality: 9/10. It’s a primarily dialogue driven affair but all aspects of the audio are rendered with amazing attention to detail. The score and atmospheric effects are crystal clear. It’s precision work, even if it’s not the most showy track.

Trailer: YouTube

Disc reviewed: Country: U.K., Studio: Universal Studios, Region: region free

Director: Tom Ford
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher

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