By far the best film directed by Angelina Jolie. FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER is a tragic and emotional film that captures a haunting revolution through the eyes of a child. Despite a few pacing and tonal issues here and there, Jolie does a great job of immersing you into the chaos depicted here, making for a captivating visceral experience.
This is the Jake Gyllenhaal show. Or you could argue that it's the Louis Bloom show because Gyllenhaal just disappears. His performance is absolutely unreal and is arguably the best of his career. Louis is creepy, disturbing but also incredibly compelling from beginning to end.
Dan Gilroy's direction is immaculate. Incredible pacing, fantastic sound design and the cinematography is maybe the best I've seen all year. Robert Elswit is great utilizing LA's night light's, neon blares and illumination that almost…