Nightcrawler (2014, 1hr 57, rated 15)
This week’s Streamers Film Club movie is thriller “Nightcrawler”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. We have high hopes for this one so we’re excited to see it ourselves and hear what you think. Officially speaking…
NIGHTCRAWLER is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles.Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling – where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Anyway enough talk, here’s the trailer:
And, as always, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription you can watch the whole film for free here. Enjoy.
Why we chose it
- Thriller? Drama? Satire? Sounds ripe for discussion.
- We love a complex lead – and Empire called Lou Bloom “‘the antihero of 2014“.
- It was pretty much top on our watchlist and brand new to Prime.
The critics thought…