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In 'Nightcrawler,' Jake Gyllenhaal Is On The Prowl

By Jake Coyle | Oct 29
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.

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Force Majeur

By Kilian Melloy
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.

White Bird in A Blizzard

By Kilian Melloy
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.

John Wick

By Kilian Melloy
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

By Kilian Melloy
"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.

Ouija

By Jake Mulligan
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.

The Best of Me

By Robert Nesti
"The Best of Me" brings out the worst in me as a movie critic.

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