Monday, January 12, 2015


Another interesting film I saw, which was not an animated film, was "Nightcrawler", starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, written and directed by Dan Gilroy.

A searing indictment of freelance news reporters, this is Jake Gyllenhaal at his best.  I love these cynical "film noir" movies where everyone is evil.  Plus, this film has a much deeper meaning, saying that our whole society loves violence - "if it bleeds, it leads", and local news often plays on that love of gore and suffering. 

I give the film, and Jake Gyllenhaal, an "A".

--Bill Plympton

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