Nightcrawler (R) 117 mins B
The title no longer reminds me of a Pete Yorn album
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Rick Garcia
In one of the most underrated performances of the year, Jake Gyllenhaal is Louis Bloom, an overachieving sociopath. Lou canvasess the streets of LA under the cover of darkness. His mission is to be the first film crew at every grisly murder scene, deadly car crash, destructive house fire, etc... If it bleeds it leads and pays a lot of money. The film also stars a cougered up Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran television news director desperate for ratings. The pairing of Nina and Lou makes for one of the year's most unlikely on-screen couples.
Recommended for those who like their drama dark and gritty with a side of bloody.