Nocturnal Animals
First screened in November 2016
Director: Tom Ford. Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Andrea Riseborough, Laura Linney, Michael Sheen. Screenplay: Tom Ford (based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright).

Twitter Capsule: This is real this is fake no it's real, my blue eyes, no my blue eyes, no MY blue eyes, rape death sad gallery owner.

VOR:   Probably tops the list of 2016 movies whose acclaim in some quarters utterly baffles me. Formal fussiness doesn't equal risk-taking.

Photo © 2016 Focus Features/Fade to Black Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Director: Tom Ford
Best Supporting Actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Best Screenplay: Tom Ford

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize

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