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    Nightcrawler (2014)

    http://teatopour.blogspot.com/2014/1...htcrawler.html

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    This was so troubling. A kind of non-comedic Network for 2014 in that it is a satire of television and what it has become. This film isn't laughing, though. Nightcrawler is all too real, and the film operates without irony for almost all of its running time. Eventually it can't help itself and its gaze turns ironic, but for most the film, the story is told straight. This is deeply sick stuff, and the man at the center of the film (played brilliantly by Jake Gyllenhaal) is almost totally soulless, completely from the television generation. Nightcrawler also boast an extraordinary supporting performance by an actor named Riz Ahmed. He is great in this movie. Just great.

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    Agree completely with this capsule review. Best movie I have seen in years...IMO a must see.

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    I agree 100%. Absolutely loved it. Jake Gyllenhaal is even nominated for a Golden Globe.

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    An award he well deserves. Creepy performance.

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    Great movie, the problem i had was that it was like.... i dunno... a step away from being completely epic. It was just missing that small bit that would have made it a cult classic.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this. Jake continues to be a really impressive actor, particularly when he's given the weird stuff. There's something creepy and dark about him but he can still be relatable and vulnerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing this. Jake continues to be a really impressive actor, particularly when he's given the weird stuff. There's something creepy and dark about him but he can still be relatable and vulnerable.
    He has the same acting talents as Joaquin Phoenix. I give Phoenix a much greater edge on the creepy factor though. Both superb.

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    Definitely a good flick and a solid performance from Jake. 7/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravenewworld1 View Post
    Great movie, the problem i had was that it was like.... i dunno... a step away from being completely epic. It was just missing that small bit that would have made it a cult classic.
    A very small step....9/10 from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnetRhoades View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing this. Jake continues to be a really impressive actor, particularly when he's given the weird stuff. There's something creepy and dark about him but he can still be relatable and vulnerable.
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about this movie.

    Jake was quite disturbing in this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macready View Post
    He has the same acting talents as Joaquin Phoenix. I give Phoenix a much greater edge on the creepy factor though. Both superb.
    Yeah, I think you're right. And I think they're both better the weirder the material. Joaquin looks like he's going to maybe have the character of his career (so far) in the upcoming Inherent Vice. I thought he was magnificent in The Master. Truly stunning. I can't say I've been totally stunned by Jake, but I feel he's got it in him. I loved him in Zodiac. I was really impressed by End of Watch and was somehow able to see passed the odd "found footage" schtick woven through there. I was totally surprised by that film.

    I can only imagine I'd actually like the Spider-Man movies if only he'd gotten the role of Peter Parker instead of Toby.

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    Re-watched this flick...caught a few things I missed the first time. This film has slipped in neatly somewhere on my top 100 of all time list.

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    Didn't want to pay to see this, but I'm dying to watch it now.

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    Great flick. Came in at #3 in my top 5 for 2014.

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    It's easily in my top 5 of 2014 will be getting this on Bluray think it's out early next year too.

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    I was pulling for Jake Gyllenhaal to win best actor at The Golden Globes tonight....he lost to Eddie Redmayne....who was brilliant in The Theory of Everything.

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