Film Review: Nightcrawler

Posted on by 5WC in Film

There has been a lot of hype recently about Nightcrawler and specifically about the performance of Jake Gyllenhaal. His depiction¬†is apparently so striking and impressive that there has been serious mentions of award success, as well as, the much over used “career defining breakthrough” phraseology.

I, as with a lot of movies recently, have been a little bit torn as to whether I really wanted to see Nighcrawler. The reviews and praise of Gyllenhaal drew me towards it, but when I finally saw the trailer while waiting for Gone Girl to start, I wasn’t instantly sold. I’d heard it to be a gritty, dark, twisted tale about the arguably immoral world of American crime journalism. And yet, the trailer seems to portray a very different tone. There is glitz, and while not glamour, it certainly appeared to be a much glossier and faster paced film than I expected to see. Read more