DAPHNE is a film that likely won't make my Top 20 at the end of the year - but it will go down as one of my favorite surprises of 2017. It's not perfect, but there's an authenticity to this film that is palpable and emotional. Emily Beecham is outstanding.
Note that my star-rating reflects my subjective reaction to this film. As a film, it's more like a C or even a C-, but I couldn't help but love the banter and comradery between these characters. Jason Mamoa is especially a joy and Ezra Miller is impeccable casting as The Flash. I can't wait to see more of them. Also - we got to see Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman twice in the same year and that's exciting.
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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…