A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.
Release Date: October 31, 2014
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Gyllenhaal, lost more than thirty pounds to play this part, is genuinely haunting and persuasive and a long tense sequence in the center of the film is completely captivating full of menace and danger.Click here to read the full reviewNovember 11th, 2014 · Details
Though it showcases a memorable -- if unsettling -- performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, writer-director Dan Gilroy's drama also features a gritty urban atmosphere pervaded by an air of moral nihilism. It thus calls for thoughtful assessment by mature, well-grounded viewers.Click here to read the full reviewNovember 6th, 2014 · Details
More than anything, the film is a scathing critique of journalistic priorities and the unhealthy cravings of the masses they serve. It suggests that bloody crime footage doesn't inform as much as it shocks and entertains. It says that to spool this stuff out is inappropriate and detrimental.Click here to read the full review
Nightcrawler is compelling viewing, thanks to some very strong performances and the sleek, dark visuals of cinematographer Robert Elswit (There Will be Blood). It's also a pitch-black comedy about corporate culture and what it takes to get ahead in a cut-throat businessClick here to read the full review
Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, the story is transfixing with its powerful performances, sleek visuals and clever skewering of tawdry TV news. (Shockingly, actual Los Angeles TV journalists have featured roles, which makes the viewer wonder if they read the script.)Click here to read the full reviewOctober 30th, 2014 · Details