michael papajohn

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Nightcrawler (2014) - Dan Gilroy

5 bullets on this film:

  • I wasn’t expecting much from this film, but AS USUAL, I WAS WRONG. The plot is original, interesting, exciting, and creepy, and it has a perfect and steady pace. 
  • JAKE GYLLENHAAL!!!!111!! In my opinion it was one of his best characters: he’s interesting but kind of scary and you hate him but you love him. You can see something in his smile that freaks you out, but you don’t really know what it is. There aren’t many characters, but all the actors are great.
  • I see this film as a critique on how the media works today.Are we living in a society whose a psychopath can be successful by doing whatever it takes to capture a crime? 
  • I don’t really like action scenes, but in this movie they are quite enjoyable. 
  • The photography is dark and kind of confusing in some scenes, so it messes with your mind just like the rest of the film.