This movie is perfect, in so many ways, causing us to fall in love with cinema all over again.
At it's heart, Nightcrawer is a commentary on the disgusting nature of unbridled capitalism, and the lengths at which people will go to succeed in a capitalist society.
You shouldnt watch it for this, but for it's intense, creepy story, Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy, brilliant acting, and the setting with which Dan Gilroy paints this haunting tale.
In Velvet Buzzsaw there’s a scene where Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Morf Vandewalt, looks into the camera pretending to critique a work of art and says, "A bad review is better than sucking into the great glut of anominity", and for the viewer, that line encapsulates this movie’s existence.
I guess it’s a thriller? Or satire- comedy? Was I supposed to be scared? It tries, I guess. It tries to be frightening, but with an over reliance on predictable jump shots.…
All the different planes of emotion this movie touches, from love, heartbreak, loneliness, longing, and healing, it does so masterfully, poetically handling the rawness of each of these planes, delivering a final punch that changes you.
A groundbreaking, complex, multi-layered masterpiece by which all futuristic, romantic sci-fi's will be judged.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into upon first viewing and it tore me to pieces up one side and down the other, but in the very best way. I highly, highly recommend.