Nightcrawler

(Dan Gilroy, 2014)

with Mike Lavoie, 378 Bond St., 2/18/15

5

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Slick and suspenseful, but let down by a whimper of an ending.  The “bad guy does bad things” genre is naturally a little repetitive, and since we’re never in much doubt that Jake Gyllenhaal’s character is a ruthless creep, there’s a limited amount of shock value in watching him do creepy/ruthless things.  Scene by scene, Nightcrawler works very well, but it’s hard to say what we’re left with when it’s over.  Maybe just a general icky feeling about Los Angeles?

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