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Nightcrawler (2014)

US 117m, Colour
Director: Dan Gilroy; Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton

nightcrawlerEasily the most entertaining movie of 2014, Nightcrawler is about Louis “Lou” Bloom, a petty thief turned freelance news videographer whose moral compass is guided by profit and self-interest. A quick learner, Lou impresses a local news director with footage that he shoots after unlawfully manipulating crime scenes. In his orchestration of the “news” events, subsequent to a deadly home invasion, Lou gambles everything on an exclusive that will win him the acclaim that he feels he deserves. Overlooked by the Academy in 2015, Gyllenhaal’s Oscar-worthy performance was one of the best of the year, as was Gilroy’s directorial debut (Klaus Ming February 2015).

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2 comments on “Nightcrawler (2014)

  1. Dan O.
    02/08/2015

    Good review Klaus. It’s all because of Gyllenhaal that this movie is as creepy as it is.

    • Klaus
      02/09/2015

      He is a standout for sure, but it’s also a well put together movie – from the writing, editing and direction. Though not the most spectacular car chases in film history, it was one of the most intense.

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