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Nightcrawler

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    Walker Evans
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    NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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    Finally got around to watching this tonight (it’s currently on Netflix). Excellent film overall. Nice steady suspenseful build, even if there’s a couple of predictable moments. And Gyllenhaal’s performance was the right balance of off-kilter to make a highly odd character come across as believable.

    Worth checking out.

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