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.
Judging from the trailer, "John Wick" is a taut, atmospheric thriller. Judging from the film itself, it's a comedy -- but then again, this is a Keanu Reeves vehicle.
"Citizenfour" more than doubles down on Poitras' earlier films, which have never flinched from dangerous, dismaying subjects and failed (or failing) states afflicted by, or propped up by, thug rule. In this case, the thugs are our own security agencies.
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.