Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on July 27, 2015

nightcrawlerNightcrawler is the Jake Gyllenhaal movie where he plays a guy with a camera and police scanner trying to get video of crimes and things to sell to the local news. I didn’t think that sounded very interesting, but I kept hearing good things and it was on Netflix streaming, so I gave it a shot. And it was pretty damn good.

It’s in a lot of ways an indictment of local news coverage, how they’re more interested in scaring the shit out of you than informing you about things worth knowing. But it’s also weirdly exciting. Gyllenhaal’s character is a step beyond morally compromised, and you never quite know what he’s going to do next, or how he’s going to get away with the shit he’s pulling. Quality movie.

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