movie: Nightcrawler

Movie: Nightcrawler (2014)

Jake Gyllenhall produced and stars in this action/drama. A tale of a drifter who finds the thing he’s passionate about. In his case, it’s being a nightcrawler – someone who drives around taking video of crime scenes to sell to TV stations’ news programmes.

Gyllenhall’s performance is really great: creepy, persuasive, and filled with the rhetoric of self-help books and websites – a critique of all that’s wrong with LA and the shallows of the news cycle.

If you’re a fan of Taxi Driver, or gritty but beautiful shots of cities at night, it’s worth a look.