Cast: Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon, Michael Sheen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
I would love to dismiss Tom Ford’s film given he’s a successful designer who profits from the shallow business of keeping up appearances. But I simply cannot. His gift apparently transcends beauty and into something much deeper that cannot be dismissed. I was completely captivated by this one. The screenplay, the performances, the cinematography, the music, this film is the whole package.
Needless to say, this is one of my top ranked films screened this year at TIFF. Its beautiful, shocking, tragic, suspenseful and heartbreaking. While you cannot necessarily identify with the characters, you might be able to relate to the themes. It’s best not to know too much going into this one. The performances are outstanding and this is one of Jake Gylenhaal’s finest performances if not his finest yet.
I highly recommend seeing this one and cannot wait to see how it is received by wider audiences once it is released. The cracker jack trailer will surely lure in some viewers.
Interview on his terms…..”Can I ask you to turn that light off? ”