JAKE GYLLENHAAL plays a dare-devil with a DEMENTED MIND.
“I embrace the World of Darkness… the elusive Night.”
This BOSS and ASSISTANT do not rate matters EYE-to-EYE.
“You just listen, because if you perform well in your BLOODY duties, you will soon be promoted to be the Vice-President of DARKNESS.”
“I HAVE TO PREVENT MYSELF FROM BEINGBLOOD-THIRSTY.”
“SHE’s STONE DEAD … now my TASK is made EASIER”
” … more TRACES of the morbid BLOOD trail ….”
YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!
“NOW, I get to be the FIRST to see this dead body!”
” NIGHTCRAWLER ” (2014) MOVIE PREVIEW
Poster boy JAKE GYLLENHAAL sheds his goodie-two-shoes to play a demented soul with a thirst of the macabre, who will stoop very low to get hold of any diabolic scoop, irrespective of how bloody the scene is.
To heighten authenticity, the handsome actor sheds thirty pounds off his frame to play a gruff, gaunt, ugly and despicable scoundrel.
“NIGHTCRAWLER” is a nail-biting thriller set in the night underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles.
JAKE GYLLENHAAL stars as Lou Bloom, a desperado seeking work at all costs, but gets rejected each time, until he discovers the click-or-die world of L.A. crime journalism.
Finding a group of freelance camera crews who shoot fires, murder. anything, Lou ventures into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible monetary opportunity.
Lou Bloom has the support of Nina (RENE RUSSO), a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news who depends on Lou for raw newsworthy footage.
“If it bleeds, it leads.” says Nina, played by Rene Russo the veteran news producer to whom that Lou sells his videos.
We are shown that a nightcrawler is a freelance camera man who spends his nights listening to police scanners, waiting for the opportune moment some gruesome crime might happen.
From start to end, DAN GILROY’s directorial debut unfurls with a raw manic energy.
Kudos to this first-time director who is able to demonstrate a comforting assurance in his stellar work of being able to elicit the best performances from his actors.