NIGHTCRAWLER (Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Stars ìììì

—classy, smart, clever, and dangerous—tells its tale well. Jake Gyllenhaal interprets his character with such realism  that it makes the story completely believable. This is an entertaining watch. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), who wants to be ‘somebody,’ no matter the moral cost. He finds that news stations will pay money for crimes caught on film and decides to become a crime scene photographer. He sells some of his collected/stolen items to a pawn shop owner to buy a camera. He starts filming and as greed for power and money increase, his ethics decrease.

Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Dan Gilroy. Thank you to Executive Producers Betsy Danbury and Gary Michael Walters for making the film possible. Additional characters and cast include: Joe Loder (Bill Paxton), Nina Romina (Rene Russo), and Linda (Ann Cusack).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The writer caught all the nuances of character downfall when money comes at the expense of others. Very well-written script. The movie is worth its watch.

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