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bwood
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"Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014)"


  

          

I hope this film lives up to the promise of this trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0euFxD7zHc

Looks like a dope, dark crime noir.

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looks damn good
Jul 27th 2014
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Right?
Jul 28th 2014
2
      agreed
Jul 28th 2014
3
Looks like Jake is channeling early DeNiro hard on this one...
Jul 29th 2014
4
Everyone who saw this said the exact same thing
Jul 30th 2014
5
      ^^^^
Jul 30th 2014
6
NNNNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!! Pushed back 2 weeks due to" Fury" *Swipe*
Aug 20th 2014
7
RE: NNNNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!! Pushed back 2 weeks due to" Fury" *Swipe*
Aug 20th 2014
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New trailer
Aug 21st 2014
9
First review is extremely positive *swipe*
Sep 05th 2014
10
I liked it, but not this much.
Sep 06th 2014
11
      Thanks for your review!!! nm
Sep 06th 2014
13
More positive reviews. One negative *links*
Sep 06th 2014
12
Taxi Driver is my 2nd favorite film of all time
Sep 10th 2014
14
*daps*
Sep 10th 2014
15
I don't think Taxi Driver is a great comparison, really...
Nov 02nd 2014
24
      100% agreed.
Nov 02nd 2014
25
Fucking loved it.
Oct 27th 2014
16
Up for release. IN THEATERS NOW!!!
Oct 31st 2014
17
96% on Rotten Tomatoes BTW
Oct 31st 2014
18
Damn near flawless
Oct 31st 2014
19
Absolutely wicked
Nov 01st 2014
20
Oh, and don't watch the trailer.
Nov 01st 2014
21
very good
Nov 01st 2014
22
Terrific. Gyllenhaal is in a class of his own.
Nov 01st 2014
23
Excellent in so many regards
Nov 03rd 2014
26
Very Impressed...great movie!
Nov 10th 2014
27
The bathroom scene was the best part.
Nov 11th 2014
28
lived up to the hype and funnier than I imagined
Nov 13th 2014
29
I also want to say...
Nov 14th 2014
30
It was me. Noir is back baby.
Nov 14th 2014
31
i'm SO fucking glad Noir films are back for real
Nov 15th 2014
33
      Are there more neo-noir films this decade that I'm missing?
Nov 15th 2014
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           RE: Are there more neo-noir films this decade that I'm missing?
Nov 15th 2014
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                I'll check for these-- haven't heard of some of them.
Nov 26th 2014
38
                     I co-sign super hard on 'Bittersweet Life' and 'The Chaser'...
Nov 27th 2014
39
I was the same way, but I think this might be better.
Nov 14th 2014
32
Good - Very Good - But I didn't Love it
Nov 19th 2014
36
thanks!
Dec 13th 2014
50
RE: damn, they sure got this one rigth
Nov 25th 2014
37
Loved the tone and Jake, but...
Nov 27th 2014
40
^ The biggest problem I had with the movie
Nov 27th 2014
41
      yeah, i just couldnt get over that
Nov 27th 2014
42
      HAHAHA! LexG ranted on Twitter about this *exact* thing.
Nov 27th 2014
43
great thrill ride, flew by, but the ending was blah.
Nov 29th 2014
44
This is easily my movie of the year.
Nov 30th 2014
45
Fantastic. Top Ten for the year. Also, I wouldn't mind a sequel
Dec 01st 2014
46
Really entertaining film, Jake is good but his character is one-note
Dec 07th 2014
47
Good movie!
Dec 08th 2014
48
it was good, great in places (SPOILERS)
Dec 11th 2014
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RE: it was good, great in places (SPOILERS)
Dec 15th 2014
51

astralblak
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1. "looks damn good"
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bwood
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2. "Right?"
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I just hope this lives up to the trailer cause that's one of the best trailers I've seen in a minute b.

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3. "agreed"
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also quirky brooding psychological Gyllenhaal seems to produce in the least very interesting movies

  

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ODotSoHot
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4. "Looks like Jake is channeling early DeNiro hard on this one..."
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Shades of 'Taxi Driver', 'King of Comedy'...hell, he even looks like Bobby in 'Cape Fear'. Should be dope.

  

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bwood
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5. "Everyone who saw this said the exact same thing"
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That it looks like Taxi Driver in a great way.

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6. "^^^^"
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bwood
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7. "NNNNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!! Pushed back 2 weeks due to" Fury" *Swipe*"
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NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/nightcrawler-release-pushed-back-after-fury-moves-1201286393/

Open Road Films will push back the release of Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler” by two weeks.

The crime thriller will debut on Oct. 31, as opposed to Oct. 17, when it was set to debut against the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Best of Me,” animated comedy “The Book of Life” and the Brad Pitt World War II film “Fury.”

Open Road didn’t give a reason for the shift, but last week Sony Pictures pushed the release of “Fury” up a month, pitting it head-to-head with “Nightcrawler.” Both films would have been pitched at similar adult audiences and that weekend was looking awfully crowded.

In its new slot, “Nightcrawler” has more breathing room. It will vie for attention with two limited releases, the Nicole Kidman thriller “Before I Go to Sleep” and the Daniel Radcliffe horror film “Horns.”

“Nightcrawler,” directed by Dan Gilroy, features an emaciated looking Gyllenhaal as a driven crime journalist who bends one ethical line too many.

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8. "RE: NNNNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!! Pushed back 2 weeks due to" Fury" *Swipe*"
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>NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>http://variety.com/2014/film/news/nightcrawler-release-pushed-back-after-fury-moves-1201286393/
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>Open Road Films will push back the release of Jake
>Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler” by two weeks.
>
>The crime thriller will debut on Oct. 31, as opposed to Oct.
>17, when it was set to debut against the Nicholas Sparks
>adaptation “The Best of Me,” animated comedy “The Book of
>Life” and the Brad Pitt World War II film “Fury.”
>
>Open Road didn’t give a reason for the shift, but last week
>Sony Pictures pushed the release of “Fury” up a month, pitting
>it head-to-head with “Nightcrawler.” Both films would have
>been pitched at similar adult audiences and that weekend was
>looking awfully crowded.
>
>In its new slot, “Nightcrawler” has more breathing room. It
>will vie for attention with two limited releases, the Nicole
>Kidman thriller “Before I Go to Sleep” and the Daniel
>Radcliffe horror film “Horns.”
>
>“Nightcrawler,” directed by Dan Gilroy, features an emaciated
>looking Gyllenhaal as a driven crime journalist who bends one
>ethical line too many.



oh this makes PERFECT sense. Because you and i KNOW it would *NOT* stand a chance against FURY...it wouldn't.

it's opening on Halloween? It has a great shot to do very well.

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bwood
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9. "New trailer"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9YQ151_7Rk

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10. "First review is extremely positive *swipe*"
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https://www.yahoo.com/movies/toronto-critics-pick-jake-gyllenhaal-plays-an-96710209537.html

Jake Gyllenhaal, having gotten the blockbuster-hero thing out of his system with 2010’s Prince of Persia, is clearly interested in exploring new acting challenges, as his turns in last year’s Prisoners and Enemy proved. In director Dan Conroy’s sleek crime-thriller, Nightcrawler, the 33-year-old star has found a role in which he can act against his good looks and buff bod. He throws himself out there and falls — until something darker and deeper kicks in.

Gyllenhaal plays unemployed Angeleno Louis Bloom, a marginal, big-eyed galoot, we first see stealing metal for cash. One night, he pulls his clunker off to the side of the freeway to gawk at a fiery crash. It’s one of those daily disasters that most commuters drive past and later watch on the local evening news. Bloom discovers the source of that TV footage: rogue stringers — called “nightcrawlers” — who roam the city, cameras in hand, after dark. It’s an “aha” moment.

Bloom steals a bike, and buys a camera and police scanner. He reinvents himself, selling his footage to a local TV news director named Nina (played terrifically by Rene Russo). And thus — in a twisted take on the American rags-to-riches story — a nightcrawler is born.

Written with a deft touch by Conroy, who penned The Bourne Legacy for director brother Michael Conroy (who also produces here), the tightly-framed tale delves into the same voyeuristic themes as Blow-Up and Rear Window. We are watching footage of someone capturing footage of something forbidden yet thrilling.

Drawn to carnage like viewers of the nightly news, Bloom crosses the police tape, getting a narcotic thrill from his video safaris. And then he takes his nocturnal activities to a new and dangerous place, actually staging filmable tableaux, and, later, stumbling into an apparent home invasion. He becomes an active participant in the story rather than just a passive observer.

Fast-paced, character-driven and creepy (with appropriately lurid imagery from cinematographer Robert Elswit), Nightcrawler overturns familiar LAPD car-chase clichés, while still delivering a rush. We are drawn to Bloom’s voyeurism and repelled by his actions: a tension that builds to a sickening climax. We can’t look away.

Nightcrawler opens in theaters nationwide on Oct. 31

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11. "I liked it, but not this much."
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I thought it was quite good, but basically every scene in the television station bugged me a little. It was a bit too on the nose, kind of like parts of season five of The Wire. The aspects that dealt with JG's running his business were fucking great though, and more subtle, so it balanced out.

It was really funny too, which I was surprised by. The tonal shifts are odd, but I enjoyed it and laughed a lot. It kind of felt like Taxi Driver + Blow Out + The Informant! So take that however you like, I guess.

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13. "Thanks for your review!!! nm"
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12. "More positive reviews. One negative *links*"
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http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/tiff-review-dan-gilroys-nightcrawler-starring-jake-gyllenhaal-rene-russo-20140906

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/review-nightcrawler-tiff-14-322-02

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/nightcrawler-toronto-review-730670?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Freviews%2Ffilm+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Movie+Reviews%29

http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2014/09/tiff-2014-review-nightcrawler-2014.html

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2014/09/toronto-gyllenhaal-nightcrawler-review.html

http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-jake-gyllenhaal-gets-next-level-creepy-in-great-disturbing-nightcrawler

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/06/nightcrawler-review?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ign%2Fmovies-reviews+%28IGN+Movies+Reviews%29

And here's the neg:
http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/toronto-film-review-nightcrawler-1201299466/

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14. "Taxi Driver is my 2nd favorite film of all time"
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So I'm excited to see this.

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15. "*daps*"
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One review said it may not be as good as Taxi Driver, but it should be mentioned in the same breath as that and Network.

My boy saw this in Toronto over the weekend and said said if Drive was a LA noir superhero movie, then Nightcrawler is a LA noir supervillain movie.

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24. "I don't think Taxi Driver is a great comparison, really..."
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Taxi Driver is dour as shit.

This is basically a twisted, pitch black comedy (albeit one that's pretty fucking terrifying at times).

If anything, it's a lot closer tonally to Scorsese's King of Comedy than it is to Taxi Driver.

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25. "100% agreed."
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I don't get any of the Taxi Driver comparisons at all.

I really like Mike D'Angelo's comparison, when he said it's as if Max Fischer from Rushmore grew up to be Chuck Tatum from Ace In The Hole. That feels pretty close to right.

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16. "Fucking loved it."
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A lot you are gonna hate it cause of the ending, but we'll get more into that as the movie opens.

This to me was a satire on journalism mixed with a noir thriller and in Gilroy's own words "a success story".

Jake killed it. I mean I was fascinated, frightened, and disgusted by Lou Bloom all at once. I mean I can't believe I was rooting for a guy whose clearly a sociopath. But he's a product of his environment trying to survive.

Watching his ticks and little nuances gave a lot of detail into his character.

Rene, Bill, and Riz Ahmed also gave very good performances as well.

But, this movie gets in tells it's story and then gets out.

I also loved that the movie is essentially the first act of a story.

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bwood
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17. "Up for release. IN THEATERS NOW!!!"
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18. "96% on Rotten Tomatoes BTW"
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19. "Damn near flawless"
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Best performance & writing to hit the screen for me so far this year

Opening scene sets the tone well & from there it pulls back for a nice slow build. From the moment gas spills on the charger this flick takes off in the wildest direction both imaginable & unimaginable.

Fun ride but disturbing at the same time

The conversations w/ Paxton & Russo once he goes full metard are awesome

The business partnerships are brutal

As the credits roll it all still felt poignant

  

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20. "Absolutely wicked"
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Basically, a film that embodies the quote, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

The tone is absolutely perfect; a dark comedy that takes itself serious enough that it is always a believable world. The climatic scene is just plain awesome. Wildly impressive debut for Dan Gilroy (and he might have bested his brother's films.)

Definitely recommend this one.

  

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21. "Oh, and don't watch the trailer."
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Like with Whiplash, I'm very happy that I didn't watch the trailer before going in. Gives away way too much IMO.

  

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22. "very good"
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23. "Terrific. Gyllenhaal is in a class of his own."
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And Robert Elswit's cinematography is gorgeous,

The satire is by far the least interesting thing about it. It's far far more effective as a character study, a horror film of sorts. Luckily, the media satire stuff is pretty minimal-- it's not pretending to say anything remotely new, it's just giving our character a muddy world in which he is free to revel.

But God, what a tremendous horror film. And hilarious! And that character! The dialogue and performance! Gyllenhaal! I want to see it again. Definitely one of the best of the year.

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26. "Excellent in so many regards "
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The tone, the script, the pacing, the cinematography, and of course the performances, highlighted by Gylenhaal who was just absolutely brilliant...the mannerisms, the range, the matter of fact creepiness, the honest lack of emotion...incredible.

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27. "Very Impressed...great movie!"
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28. "The bathroom scene was the best part."
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29. "lived up to the hype and funnier than I imagined "
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Gyllenhal was creepy and calculating; the scenes with Russo and Rick were the best parts to me. I was actually rooting for him and I was glad to see become a "success", even though his best quality was not having boundaries.

  

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30. "I also want to say..."
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... I forget who I was talking about this with on here, bwood or SankofaII (or both), but I was saying I was more excited for Fury than this.

I really liked Fury. But this is one of the best of the year. By a lot. I can't shake it.

So you win, haha. We all win, really.

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31. "It was me. Noir is back baby."
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33. "i'm SO fucking glad Noir films are back for real"
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Nightcrawler is amazing...I hope Gyllenhaal and Russo get nominated; Tony Gilroy needs to get an oscar nomination for the screenplay AND the direction...

I need the music team to get awards...

hands down, this is one of the best movies of the year and Gyllenhaal's performance is the one to beat imho

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34. "Are there more neo-noir films this decade that I'm missing?"
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Outside of Nightcrawler and Drive, I can't really think of any. (I refuse to acknowledge Sin City 2.)

I assume you're referring to the popularity of True Detective, primarily. Which I really loved.

I grew up writing noir detective parodies. God, I bet they are all so incredibly shitty.

Sadly, I'm not remotely getting my expectations for this film to get into awards season at all. *Maybe* screenplay. Best Actor is going to be too much a dogfight with too many heavyhitters (who don't deserve it imo) for Gyllenhaal to sneak in. I'll be popping bubbly if he does though-- really, I only need him and Oyelowo to get into the category. (Admittedly, having seen Cumberbatch or Redmayne yet.)

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35. "RE: Are there more neo-noir films this decade that I'm missing?"
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>Outside of Nightcrawler and Drive, I can't really think of
>any. (I refuse to acknowledge Sin City 2.)

you'd have go back before 2010...and look overseas:

The Aura (Spain 2005 I think)
Nine Queens (remade as the okay Criminal, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and John C. Reilly...I think)
Waz (2007 starring a very young and pre-Bronson Tom Hardy)
A Bittersweet Life (South Korea 2005)
The Chaser (2008 South Korea)

are a few titles to look for...

>
>I assume you're referring to the popularity of True Detective,
>primarily. Which I really loved.

Nope I wasn't at all. True Detective is great but I'm referring strictly to movies, not TV show...but TD could be seen as basically an 8 hour movie...
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>I grew up writing noir detective parodies. God, I bet they are
>all so incredibly shitty.
>
>Sadly, I'm not remotely getting my expectations for this film
>to get into awards season at all. *Maybe* screenplay. Best
>Actor is going to be too much a dogfight with too many
>heavyhitters (who don't deserve it imo) for Gyllenhaal to
>sneak in. I'll be popping bubbly if he does though-- really, I
>only need him and Oyelowo to get into the category.
>(Admittedly, having seen Cumberbatch or Redmayne yet.)

yea...and we both know the Academy hates "Dark genre" movies like this...

yea, I need Oyelowo and Gyllenhaal to slip in and i'd be ok. though something tells me THAT won't happen for both of them, maybe ONE of them.

honestly, if I see McConaughey in there for Interstellar...solid performance, not remotely award worthy, i'm going to be pissed.

really, the Best Actor field should be (and could be):
Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

I'm sure Redmayne is excellent in the Theory of Everything. But, I sense that he'll miss out because everyone is too P.C. and will be more concerned about honoring Turing aka Cumberbatch because of the atrocious England committed against him (and has Turing even been fully pardoned yet? SMH)

but we'll see...

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38. "I'll check for these-- haven't heard of some of them."
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Good looks.

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39. "I co-sign super hard on 'Bittersweet Life' and 'The Chaser'..."
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32. "I was the same way, but I think this might be better."
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Fury was great, but I really liked this. My expectations were probably too high for Fury.

  

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36. "Good - Very Good - But I didn't Love it"
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Jake Gyllenhaal is not an actor I like but he is doing career best work in Nightcrawler. He is creepy, manipulative and exploitative. He embraces this character and the darkness of subject matter he covers or perhaps curates.

At times I thought Jake was playing the role exactly like Christian Bale would. This is probably a good thing.

Rene Russo is getting a nomination. Good to see her back on screen.

There is quite a lot of the plot which I found unrealistic, contrived and ridiculous but I was enjoying the film enough to let it pass. The tone of the film and the look of the city really kept me engaged.

Strong directorial debut and very good screenplay with excellent dialogue.

  

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50. "thanks!"
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Was looking for a reason to see it
Noir such a trite theme like westerns there's rarely anything fresh about it
Would love to see Rene Russo again though
Love her

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37. "RE: damn, they sure got this one rigth"
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Jake G. kills it and Russo was good as well. Both deserve Oscar nods.

This is an excellent film about psychopathy.
Lou Blooms dominate the media world. It is the best place for liars and manipulators to earn a living. I liked this film and i thought it was very realistic.

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40. "Loved the tone and Jake, but..."
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why didn't they set this movie in 1993? I was constantly taken out of it by thinking "jeez, people acting like this for tv news??? in 2014?!?!"

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41. "^ The biggest problem I had with the movie"
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>why didn't they set this movie in 1993? I was constantly
>taken out of it by thinking "jeez, people acting like this for
>tv news??? in 2014?!?!"

Gilroy created a great character (and Gyllenhaal brought him to life) but then stuck him in a story that's been told countless times, and better at that: hey, y'all, the media is bloodthirsty and without morals and/or ethics, and would even give airtime (or in this case, take "raw" footage) from a psychopath in order to win in the ratings! The media shole is BAD!

Robert Elswit made it look great, and Rene Russo was as good as she could be, given her role

But I wasn't as enthralled with this as a lot of you were, and I'm a big fan of film noir, so that wasn't the issue

Also, and this is just a nitpick that's exclusive to me, but almost every time they shot a driving scene, I was taken out of the movie. Why? Because they kept shooting the cars on the exact same strip of roadway, between Victory Blvd. and Vanowen in the Valley. I know this because I kept seeing the same signage of business over in that area. Again, this was MY nitpick, not really worthy of some protracted debate, but it was distracting.

The movie was okay, the script and Gyllenhaal will probably be nominated, but I was still like eh.

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42. "yeah, i just couldnt get over that"
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the whole tone of the movie SCREAMED 1993. It's like they just didnt have the budget to "dress the sets" in early 90's style, so they just said "fuck it. we'll do it live!"-O'Reilly

To set this movie in present day made zero sense to me. I also didn't believe for a second that a major network news affiliate would or even could show footage of a guy filming dead people at a homicide even if the faces were blurred out. And not even if the producer is in sweeps mode fighting for her job.

An incredible character and portrayal ultimately soured by a bizarrely unrealistic setting.

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43. "HAHAHA! LexG ranted on Twitter about this *exact* thing."
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>Also, and this is just a nitpick that's exclusive to me, but
>almost every time they shot a driving scene, I was taken out
>of the movie. Why? Because they kept shooting the cars on
>the exact same strip of roadway, between Victory Blvd. and
>Vanowen in the Valley. I know this because I kept seeing the
>same signage of business over in that area. Again, this was
>MY nitpick, not really worthy of some protracted debate, but
>it was distracting.

I didn't notice, but now I really want to look closer for it. That's hilarious that multiple people I know spotted it so easily.

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44. "great thrill ride, flew by, but the ending was blah."
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Everything after the climactic car chase just rang a little hollow for me and was really disappointing because I LOVED Rick and really wanted to see him catch a W. But was more the overtly sexual dialogue between Jake and Rene over that final bit of tape and how easily he slipped out of the detective's clutches. I also found it odd that he went with the camera trucks once he could start his business because I felt the muscle car had become basically his signature and the reason he was able to get to certain sites so quickly.




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45. "This is easily my movie of the year."
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No question.

Jake G fucking kills it. That dude is on a roll right now. So creepy. I wanted him to win too.

Maybe I'm fucked up, but I was surprised at how much I laughed.

Especially at Riz. He's great in this. I keep forgetting he's that British rapper dude.

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46. "Fantastic. Top Ten for the year. Also, I wouldn't mind a sequel "
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It doesn’t demand a sequel. There are no burning questions that need answering. Thing is, the characters were so strong and well defined that the further adventures of Lou holds some promise if you ask me. I thought we’d see Lou lose his mind completely by the end, but he’s so firmly in control of himself and the world around him that he’s got serious legs for further exploration.

Naturally a repeat of the same story wouldn’t do, but a new venture, a new challenge, some more devious form of blackmail and entrapment and you’ve got yourself another movie. Shit, just exploring the relationship between Lou and Nina would be worth watching, or the LAPD’s attempts to bring him down. I doubt anything like that happens, just noting that there’s some high quality character work here.

I didn’t really get the “yeah, we get it, the media is a bunch of blood sucking leeches, we’ve seen this a million times” complaints others have. I didn’t see this as *that* movie. Yeah, there’s some commentary in there, but said commentary wasn’t overbearing, preachy, or blatant. The story I took from it was basically about an incredibly well read sociopath and his drive to succeed at all costs. It’s basically Scarface with cameras instead of cocaine.

  

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47. "Really entertaining film, Jake is good but his character is one-note"
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so no acting range shown....he shouldn't get nominated for this. Not his fault, the character just doesn't warrant it.

  

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48. "Good movie!"
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49. "it was good, great in places (SPOILERS)"
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Jake was fantastic. possibly the best performance I've seen this year alongside of Keaton.

i don't know, I agree with the poster who said it should've taken place in 1993. I felt i was suspending my belief a lot.

that "home massacre" scene is a bit, I don't know, unbelievable. they cops/detectives def ain't that blase of a reporter entering the scene of the crime...

and again the climax, while EXCELLENT, is down right, huh you're persuing cop cars and a red mustang and not one is like hey there is some psycho on the chase with us?

good, I don't know if it'll crack my top 10

  

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51. "RE: it was good, great in places (SPOILERS)"
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>that "home massacre" scene is a bit, I don't know,
>unbelievable. they cops/detectives def ain't that blase of a
>reporter entering the scene of the crime...

Lol, and it took the cops a year and a day to show up. I didn't let it bother me much though.

  

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