Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nightcrawler - 獨家腥聞

Nightcrawler (獨家腥聞) is an 2014 film. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal. The supporting cast include Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, and Bill Paxton. The movie is not based on the Marvel X-men character of the same name.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a thief that is scraping by life. A chance encounter of a car accident on the highway exposes him to the world of filming accidents for money. Bloom is a natural of breaking down social mores for his own gain. Translating this to the filming world, Bloom gets good footage and sells to the lowest ranked news station, where the programming is run by Russo. Bloom builds a career out of this, eventually buying better equipment and a faster car. When Bloom films some major action of a home invasion, Bloom will go to any lengths to further his agenda.

Jake Gyllenhaal is an amazing actor. He does such a good job in this movie. The character is presented as scum of the world, yet your left pulling for him as the movie goes on. Even when he does things that break normal boundaries. The character is creepy and driven. Two qualities that Jake was able to transform into something that made you want to keep watching.

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