Someone who actually looks at my Tumblr requested that I watch and post about the Jake Gyllenhaal movie Enemy. My review of the film is simply this: Jake G has a great motherfucking agent. He is just in the straight up coolest movies. He is a cute guy but somehow has avoided being in a million chick flicks. Instead every movie he is in is more unique, bizarre, and dark then the last (below). Enemy is no exception. It is a captivating idea for a plot that is carried out in a way that just gives you the heebie jeebies.
Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal have created an expertly made thriller about doubles with the loosest of narratives but the maximum amount of tension and intrigue. Enemy is heavy on themes of dread and circumstance, creating portraits of characters through blocking and mood. It’s a transfixing showcase of Toronto and its menacing landscape just as much as it is for Villeneuve’s impressively controlled and darkly psychological style of filmmaking.