Movie review: ‘Nightcrawler’

November 3, 2014 7:55 PM

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In “Nightcrawler,” writer-director Dan Gilroy postulates that public curiosity supports a flourishing paparazzi. Beyond the realm of celebrity stalkers, Gilroy explores the independent videographers prowling the mean streets of Los Angeles in search of the gruesome footage leading many local newscasts.

Viewers become acquainted with this milieu through the eyes of Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), an unemployed petty thief who stumbles upon an accident scene and realizes that big bucks go to the videographer best able to record the carnage. He knows he possesses the ambition and amorality necessary t...

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