Monthly Archives: January 2017

Nocturnal Animals: Revenge Best Served Cold


Holy Sh*t.

This movie was hard to watch but I just couldn’t stop watching.

Nocturnal Animals is the film adaptation of the 1993 novel “Tony & Susan” written by Austin Wright. I didn’t know what the book was about  and was probably too young to care back then. While the stellar cast is reason enough to watch the film, it’s Tom Ford that made me want to watch it. This is just Ford’s second film (A Single Man, being his directorial debut), but he has shown a distinct filmmaking style, reminiscent of David Fincher, though much more deliberate and artsy. Nocturnal Animals is part art film, part thriller, and 100% provocative.

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One-two Punch: The Girl Who…by Marnie Riches

I might be overdosing on titles that begin with “The Girl”. I expressed my disappointment at the film adaptation of The Girl on The Train here, and I just finished Robert Bryndza’s The Girl in the Ice, which I thought was intense. I’d like to say more, but I’m still catching my breath.

But before that, I indulged (or overindulged) in The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows and The Girl Who Had No Fear, both written by British crime author Marnie Riches. I figured The Girl titles will not be going away anytime soon, so I’ll just embrace it! Because why the hell not?

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