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.

Concept: D
Story: B
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: A
Cinematography: A
Special effects/design: B
Acting: A
Music: 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

GPA: 3.4/4

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