March 19, 2015
Nightcrawler, 2014. A "news" cameraman is willing to do anything to get good footage.
Written & directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, with Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, & Bill Paxton.
Special effects/design: B
Enjoyment: I had been dreading watching this movie a little; I'd expected it to be uncomfortable and disturbing. It is not. It's intense and dark, but not off-putting. It manages to communicate the disturbing, and make it real, without actually disturbing the viewer. I don't know enough about film making to understand how they did that, but I'm pretty sure amazing editing is responsible - and an unexpected dose of black comedy helps. A
Posted by Daniel at 10:38 AM