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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Tom Ford Makes Top-Notch Movies Too?
Okay, of course Tom Ford is universally known as a fashion designer and as the creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Both very high-end fashion companies. But who knew he also could make a film as compelling as this one?! The writing and directing are absolutely incredible and the entire film captivates you from start to finish.
"Nocturnal Animals" is two stories within one. The one story focuses on Susan years after her divorce with her ex-husband, Edward, a writer who has just written a novel which is soon to be published. He titled it, "Nocturnal Animals." Susan reads a draft that Edward sent to him and is very moved by the story and also a bit scared of it seeing how closely the characters represent her and her former family. The novel in the film is about a man seeking revenge and I'll leave it at that so I don't spoil anything.
The acting in the film is astounding. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is very deserving of his Golden Globes win, he portrays an antagonist and I hated his guts which proves it was a great performance. Jake Gylenhaal and Michael Shannon also deliver amazing performances but since audiences and critics are used to them delivering such stellar performances I feel like they are getting overlooked.
"Nocturnal Animals" is gripping, thrilling, and captivating. You will be on the edge of your seat until the very end. The parallels between the two stories are so distant yet so similar at the same time. Tom Ford delivers a triumph with this one.
Mystery Team (2009)
Quite Possibly The Funniest Film I've Ever Seen
I stumbled upon this film years ago and due to the recent popularity of a review I wrote, I decided to write reviews for films that deserve praise. I had always been a fan of Donald Glover, I can't pinpoint exactly when I discovered him but I think it was around the time his special "Weirdo" came out. Through the help of IMDb I discovered he was in a film called "Mystery Team." It was available for free on Hulu so I decided to give it a shot...
And I laughed my buttocks off! I honestly have not laughed harder at a movie than I did when I was watching Mystery Team. DERRICK comedy delivered a hilarious screenplay and well-executed acting. This film may not be for anyone though. The target audience is likely men ages 18-30. Which is why I think it's ratings might be skewed a bit but it is definitely worth the watch. It is full of unpredictable laughs right until the very last scene.