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I saw Nighcrawler the day before my son was born and my wife and I both loved this twisted piece of pulp cinema. Jake Gyllenhall is incredible as the demented sociopath Lou Bloom. Honestly, I couldn’t stop laughing at his pitch perfect delivery of dialogue that would make any writer jealous. The movie takes you on a wild ride that plays like some bizarre mix of John Cassavettes, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and amateur YouTube videos. It’s clear that writer/director Dan Gilroy spent a good amount of time developing this material and he absolutely nails every aspect. It’s hard to imagine a simple scene in a Mexican restaurant that consists of nothing but a conversation being any creepier. This was asily one of the best films I saw this year and an instant classic in my book. Stan Brakhage would have loved it.

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