Has anyone else seen American Animals yet? The film centers around four college guys who plot a heist to steal some valuable books. It stars Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Anne Dowd.
This was one of the few films where I actually noticed how well the direction was, as the camera angles and shots were very interesting. I also loved the way they told the story and incorporated documentary aspects by interviewing the real people as it progressed.
I knew next to nothing going into this and really only went to see it because the cast. The cast was just too good and I really can’t wait to follow these actors’ careers. I’ve been impressed with Peters from his transformative performances on American Horror Story, and Jenner since his days on Glee. Keoghan played this role so well and with such introvert emotion. Dowd was great in her role as well.
The whole mood of the film shifts as the story develops and the way you feel at the beginning completely changes by the end.
This is easily in my Top 10 so far this year and had this premiered later in the year, I wouldn’t be surprised by talk of award-buzz.