Southpaw (2015)

There's a great moment in Southpaw when boxer Billy Hope (played by Jake Gyllenhaal and his weight gain) gives a speech at a charity event.  It's supposed to be a 'look at me now' moment, 'I climbed the ladder out of poverty', 'this foundation made me what I am' etc.  And you can't help but … Continue reading Southpaw (2015)

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Nightcrawler (2014)

Lou Bloom knows how to trade.  He’s the main character in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler.  He’s played by Jake Gyllenhaal, maybe the performance of the year, and Nightcrawler is easily the best film of the year. It’s all there in the first ten minutes.  The electric urban L.A. landscape, the unease of Bloom’s company, his performance … Continue reading Nightcrawler (2014)