Movie Review: Nightcrawler - the new Network

October 31, 2014 2:42 PM

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Movie Review: Nightcrawler - the new Network

TV news has long since surpassed the excesses that seemed far-fetched in Paddy Chayefsky's Network almost 40 years ago. Indeed, what's shocking about Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is how not shocking it is - while still being a rousing and visionary piece of work.

In depicting the world of local TV news in Los Angeles, Gilroy has created a kinetic joyride that surfs a giddy wave of dark wit and intelligence. The film lives and breathes through Jake Gyllenhaal and the spookily energized antihero he brings so vividly to life.

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