Kaycee’s Klasic Films – Nightcrawler

That's right, hawkeye, it's badly written, spelled and punctuated. It's how a lot of people write these days. And it's a spoof.

nightcrawler

Is this what you’d call a classic well it depends how you define classic doesn’t it. If it has to be old then no it’s not (2014) but if what matters is if it’s brilliant then this is. It got an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and I reckon Jake Gyllenhaal should of been up for Best Actor he plays a thief whose desperate to get a proper job and he sees a guy with a camera filming a road accident to sell to a TV station and he decides to do the same.

He’s an enterprising guy and he quickly builds the business up but he breaks all the rules gets in too close so he upsets the emergency services and drives too fast and terrifies his new assistant but he gets such good stuff close-ups of blood and gore and things that he strikes up a good relationship with his contact at an unsuccessful TV station.

Nina (Rene Russo) that is she’s a lot older than him but he fancies her like mad and when she eventually agrees to go out to dinner with him he threatens to take his news stuff somewhere else unless she sleeps with him but she wants to keep the relationship strictly business. I would too Jake does a great job showing us he’s a potential psycho he’s great at what he does but you wouldn’t want to get too close to him you never know what he might do.

He’s got this police scanner he listens to to find out what’s going on and sometimes he arrives at the scene before the cops do. One day he does that at a rich man’s house where there are two guys shooting people and Jake films everything after the killers leave he’s in there with his camera dead bodies and blood everywhere and of course Nina loves it but the cops show up demanding the footage but she says no she’s got her rights.

I won’t tell you what happens in the end because you’ll probably want to see it if you haven’t already but he gets more involved in the case he’s very smart and sets it up so he’s there when the big shoot out happens. It’s very clever that’s why it was nominated for the screenplay award and like I say Jake Gyllenhaal is brilliant if you met him in real life you’d be scared he was really like that.

Unusually there is no nookie at all not even any snogging although he wants to but Nina doesn’t but you get used to that these days don’t you there’s sex everywhere and it’s only because the film is so brilliant that you don’t really miss it I don’t know why I brought it up really just saying that’s all.

Ten out of ten and if you want something really gripping this is one for you I’m not a great one for action and suspense but this is exeptionall.

 

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