Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed
Nightcrawler was originally released on Halloween night, very befitting the creepy character it focuses on. However, the film’s first run didn’t get the attention it really deserved. This week, Nightcrawler slinked back into theater, hoping to garner some more attention for Gyllenhaal’s slimy performance. We’re now in the midst of award season, and – though rereleasing might seem like a crass move – his performance is honestly worth another look.
Nightcrawler is a slim little drama about self-employed people who listen to police scanners and rush to accidents, crimes, and other gory tragedies. They film this awful stuff, and then they sell to the news, specifically, the highest bidder.