This has to be one of the most daring, go-for-broke films a major Hollywood studio has ever released, holy shit. What the fuck is this movie? A young semi-successful Detroit comic has a bad encounter in a junkyard & is on the run to Chicago, but from who? For what? Mickey never knows, we never know, but the paranoia & fear engulfs his whole life, until he finally is tired of running and feels he’s safe for now. But from who? From…
A dark, seedy look at the media & one person's drive to where he wants to be, Nightcrawler is a lovely, thought-provoking thriller shot in a dark Los Angeles akin to Refn's Drive. Jake Gyllenhaal gives an astounding performance as a man who is alone by choice, but thrives to be big & known through the underbelly of freelance crime journalism, with a solid Rene Russo as his news counterpart. It's a relentless thriller that will leave you thinking when the end credits roll & an admirable directorial debut from Dan Gilroy.
Wow. Even with all the praise this has gotten, I did not expect to love this like I did. The way Wong Kar Wai shot this is so unique, it's breathtaking to witness, along with the lovely performances by the leads & a killer soundtrack, this film told this story of unrequited love, loneliness, & marriage on the rocks so beautifully with so much style, so much earnestness & realism that itcompletely enthralled me. It's a must for me now to watch the other two films in this trilogy to complete the full story of these characters.