Nocturnal Animals is the second feature film from writer/director Tom Ford and is a dark psychological thriller adapted (by Ford himself) from late American novelist Austin Wright’s 1993 book Tony and Susan. It tells the story of an art gallery owner (played by Amy Adams) haunted by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal)’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat against her and a symbolic revenge tale.
Adams and Gyllenhaal play dual roles as the once-married couple and as the protagonists in the novel-within-the-film, from which the film takes its name. AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON plays terrifying bad guy Ray, the leader of a gang hired to initiate the vengeful kidnapping. See our previous article Aaron’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Is A Smash! to read all the rave reviews he’s been receiving for his amazing performance in the film, which recently won the Silver Lion award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher and Laura Linney also star.
Go see Nocturnal Animals this weekend and soak up the deliciously dark plot and sumptuous visuals on the big screen. Here’s the trailer:
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A Street Cat Named Bob is a comedy-drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by James Bowen, and starring LUKE TREADAWAY.
Homeless and a recovering drug addict, James Bowen (played by LUKE) is running low on his luck. He’s given a last chance to turn his life around by his support worker, Val (Joanne Froggatt), who helps him finally gain his own bedsit to live in. As James attempts to build a life and future for himself by busking in Covent Garden, he struggles to gain any traction as the London crowd passes him by. Returning home one day, he finds a ginger cat sitting outside his door. Thinking it belongs to a neighbour, he ignores the cat and goes to sleep. Over the next few days, the cat continues to linger outside his door, and James discovers an infected wound on the animal’s leg. He takes the cat to be treated by the RSPCA and from that point onwards, the two lives become entwined.
Go see this heartwarming family drama on the big screen when it opens on Friday. Here’s the trailer: