When I saw in the credits Isla Fisher, I had a feeling that would create confusion — she’s easy to mistake for Amy Adams. Luckily Amy Adams has blue eyes, Isla Fisher brown — because that casting, and that confusion, was no accident.
Nocturnal Animals may be criticized as a pat or cliched story married with another, somewhat less pat story, but the film was no less compelling, and it grew on me to yield a top-ten film in this exceptionally weak movie year. Bravo on a long opening credit sequence where too many films eschew even putting up a title. And can we see more Michael Shannon? He’s a perfect grizzled Texas detective, and was just as gruff in 99 Homes. 8/10
Comparison Note (recommended): I Spit on Your Grave