Salivating, I am.
There are certain trailers — for example, The Force Awakens — that get your heart racing with excitement. Others can fill you with dread, or simply arouse curiosity. For me, there’s something so different and enticing about a good thriller … a mind fork, if you will. It draws me in like the scent of something incredibly delicious from across a room: saliva involuntarily rushing to glands, the smell filling nostrils and spreading through all the senses at once. It’s impossible to resist.
Tom Ford’s (A Single Man) designer eye is on full display here; the second-time director manages a Lynchian feel, straddles the Coens and De Palma, imparts a growing sense of dread crawling through gorgeous close-ups, sharp lines, and a hot and cold bite of love and betrayal. And the cast; my gods, the cast: Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Linney, Michael Sheen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer, Andrea Riseborough, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Robert Aramayo (GoT‘s young Ned). Based on Austin Wright’s Tony and Susan, Nocturnal Animals already won the Venice Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and it’s making the rounds in Toronto now; we’ll have to suffer waiting — longing — until December 9th.