A woman named Susan receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband — a man she left 20 years earlier — asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation turns violent.
"Nocturnal Animals" is, I think, a beautiful mess, but I might have to watch it again to be sure.
The fashion designer-turned-filmmaker has written and directed a stunning, visually stylish thriller-inside-of-a-thriller about intimacy and revenge. It's also a likely best picture nominee.
As a piece of visual ephemera, it's a stunning achievement, as an in-depth look at the depravity of the human soul, it's truly only skin deep.