Nightcrawler: Graveyard Shifts

November 17, 2014 6:17 PM

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Jake Gyllenhaal is really creepy. He inhabits Nightcrawler's Lou Bloom, spouting moronic self-help platitudes and shopworn organizational nostrums like a broken pipe gushing effluent into the stream of our culture.

It's a stellar performance that not so much creates, but distills an American type. He's the American Dream as horrific nightmare, with all the ambition and chutzpah, and none of the humanity or concern for consequences. Surely this is how one climbs or descends the ladder of success. His hollow eye...

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