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Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘Nightcrawler’

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As we draw nearer and nearer to Halloween, it seems appropriate that we would be introduced to one of our favorite movie monsters this year…Jake Gyllenhaal? I know, we’re as surprised as you are.

In this Highly Suspect Review, we ride along with Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal) as he delves deeper and deeper into the world of late-night, run-and-gun crime scene journalism. These guys descend upon car crashes, murders, and house fires to capture the moment and turn a profit off the misery of others. This proves to be the perfect venture for Bloom, who was born bereft of conscience.

But as Brian, Chris, and Michael will tell you, Nightcrawler isn’t just some heavy-handed indictment of the media. It is both more complex with its themes and wildly entertaining to boot.

Give a listen to the review, it won’t kill you. And hey, if it does, creepy Jake Gyllenhaal will be there to film your demise!

 

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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot, Movies.com, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of OneOfUs.net, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.