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NIGHTCRAWLER – Dir. Dan Gilroy (2014).
Nightcrawler was one of those movies last year that really blew everyone away. No one expected it to be as entertaining as it was, especially from a first time director. That being said, Jake Gyllenhaal steals the show as always. Gyllenhaal plays the disturbingly creepy, Lou Bloom, who’s willing to do whatever it takes to make some money and a name for himself. He finds work roaming the city streets of LA, capturing videos of accidents and crimes to sell to the local news stations. As you would expect, this turns into an odd obsession, leading to Bloom making some rather perturbing decisions in order to further his new career. His chilling character is supported by a great cast including Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed who plays Bloom’s young “assistant”, Rick.
For a film taking place almost entirely at night, Nightcrawler’s cinematographer, Robert Elswit, does an incredible job creating a beautifully eerie image of the Los Angeles landscape that is equally matched by James Newton Howard’s fitting score and Gilroy’s direction of the terrific cast. It might not be the perfect date movie, but if you’re looking for something new and unusual, Nightcrawler might be your best bet. IMDB