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Nightcrawler (2014)

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Nightcrawler (2014)


Jake Gyllenhaal
Rene Russo
Riz Ahmed
Bill Paxton

Directed by Dan Gilroy

Nominated for numerous awards, which are well deserved this crime thriller is one movie you will watch and it will stick with you.

The movie tells the life of a sociopath, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The extent to which he will go is not beyond his sociopathic needs, and he as you can guess doesn’t care who gets hurt in the way.

The movie is tragic and thrilling and the sad events that occur at various intervals in this movie, will make you sit still and wish that harm will come to the lead character Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal).
The movie is written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut and it stars his wife, the 60 years old and still looking beautiful Rene Russo.

Jake Gyllenhaal had to lose 20 pounds for the movie, which is obvious from the first scene of the movie.  Lou starts his career as a Petty thief, stealing what he can to sell so he can survive.
He came across Joe Loder (Bill Paxton) on his way home, Joe was an independent news camera man. He saw Joe capture the footage of a crash and he asked how much Joe was paid for such and he decided making the news was going to be more financially promising than stealing.

Lou started off small, capturing the aftermath of a carjacking. He then offers the film to a local TV station, which was ready to pay for the clip. The TV station used the clip in their morning news and the news director, Nina (Rene Russo) who buys the footage, encourages Lou to carry on shooting, and bring the clips to her first.

Lou then discovers that to get the top and only footage of violent incidents, he has to be at the crime scene on time, so he hires an assistant, Rick (Riz Ahmed) to direct him through traffic.

Lou later discovered that his clips were causing the ratings of the news show to rise, and decided to twist Nina's arm for more money and her body.

The movie shows, that being around a sociopath is only to your detriment. Nightcrawler ended in a way I would not have guessed, and I truly was thrilled by the events.

A box office hit and a definite award grabber, here is a movie you should see before the year runs out.


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