Film Review: Nightcrawler

By Dandry Fields

Nightcrawler is a smart, sleek, and at times funny take on front line “journalism”.  Jake Gyllenhaal does it once again and reminds everyone why he is one of the best actors of our generation.

Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, an oddball sociopath who has a knack for getting the perfect camera shot no matter the cost. Bloom is a perfect mix of De Niro’s Travis Bickle and Ryan Gosling’s Driver. As the movie progresses you see the insomnia and the anger, which made both of those characters memorable, on full display in Gyllehaal’s every stare and sneer.

The movie follows Bloom on an accident chasing, law bending dogfight to be the best stringer L.A. has ever seen.  Gyllenhaal continues to excel at his craft, one release at a time. If you still aren’t a believer, consider his past work…Donnie Darko, Jarhead, End Of Watch and Prisoners.

If you’re looking for a film that will make you chuckle and at times question your morals, take Nightcrawler for a spin. This is Jake Gyllenhaal at his creepiest and quite possibly his best.


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