Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, which marks the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, could only be described as SUPERB!
This 2014 (R) production of Bold Films, has more than earned its FIVE- STAR RATING, especially if you are, like me, a Netflix fan and like movies in which the characters’s development exceeds expectations, yet remains credible.
From the start, the viewers are allowed to discover the essence of the main character, brilliantly played by Jake Gyllenhaal, yet, we are unable to guess just how far he would be willing to go in reaching his desire for power and fame.
Charming, manipulative, loving, but ruthless and certainly surprising! There are so many facets to this character that one could write an entire thesis, but than, watching the movie would be spoiled.
The main character, in the beginning a ruthless common thief, quickly discovers and understands the lucrative business of shooting sensational events in Los Angeles and selling them to a local news channel. What kind of events? They range from fires to… murder! What it takes to be number one in this cut-throat “industry? The movie captures the essence of what I believe could be the truth, but this is a matter of opinion!
Nightcrawler was nominated for the 87th Academy Award for Best Original Screen Play.
An more than deserving nomination
This outstanding movie could be found by searching the following categories: Drama, Thriller, Independent Thriller, or just the title.
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