Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Academy Awards
Gyllenhaal, who summons career-best work, simply couldn't have played this character a few years ago.
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NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

An Oscar nominee for Best Original Screenplay.

Played at

Music Hall, 12.25.14 - 1.22.15
Playhouse 7, 12.25.14 - 1.22.15
Town Center 5, 12.25.14 - 1.22.15
NoHo 7, 10.31.14 - 11.27.14
Rated R
Runtime: 117 min
Language: English

Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Bill Paxton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

  • Nominee, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW: Jordan Hoffman, Film.com
“Nightcrawler,” a fantastic, sleek and (despite all this Econ 101) fun satire shows us what the physical embodiment of uncontrolled capitalism would look like. It would look like an underfed, raccoon-faced Jake Gyllenhaal zooming around Los Angeles in the middle of the ni...