In "Nightcrawler," which opens in theaters Friday, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, one of the more fascinating cinematic creatures of recent years. He's an LA drifter who's anything but aimless.
"Nightcrawler" looks at the underside of the television news business by focusing on a bottom-feeder: an enterprising, morally compromised videographer played with chilling accuracy by Jake Gyllenhaal.
It's more than obvious how the plot of this somewhat likable, but very predictable, lightweight romantic comedy will end: With yet another inappropriate and unlikely relationship.
Despite a strong performance from Daniel Radcliffe, "Horns" is a sloppy, tonally jarring and misogynistic piece of work.
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.
That's the horror in this horror movie: The absolute control that the board has over the film itself. Filmed with such fetishistic detail, it beckons us, as all good advertising does: Buy me. Buy me.
Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, Greg Araki ("The Doom Generation") adapts and directs the '80s period film "White Bird in a Blizzard" with a bit more accessibility than previous efforts.