‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016)
Tom Ford’s sophomore feature isn’t for everybody, that’s for damn sure. But for those adventurous enough to take the ride, well, chances are they’ll be rewarded. Gyllenhaal plays Amy Adams’ estranged husband, who works through the death of their relationship by writing a sensationalistic, very violent novel, which he sends to Adams. “Nocturnal Animals” is delineated by the world of the story and the “real world,” with Gyllenhaal portraying characters in both. It’s his inherent emotionality that gives the story weight. He leads you through the gore.