Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite actors, and I was quite looking forward to watching Nightcrawler (had been on my to-watch list for a while now). He’s deliciously creepy in this – playing a guy who stumbles into the job of filming accidents for local news – and the physical transformation he undergoes for the role is striking as well. As dark as this movie gets, I loved it.
This is a very weird movie, and I can’t recommend it enough. I watched it a few days ago, and I’m still thinking about it. I watched this pretty much after watching Villeneuve’s Prisoners – which I also really liked – but man, this is a much more interesting film. The extreme yellow color-correction did bother me a bit at first, but I eventually got over it. It’s just one of those movies that leaves you with more questions than answers (in fact, there are basically no answers, at least no obvious ones), and it’s then fun to read up opinions on it – the same feeling I had after watching Lost Highway for the first time. And Gyllenhaal continues to be one of my favorite actors.