REVIEW: Nightcrawler

Photo: Elevation Pictures

Photo: Elevation Pictures

Chris Luckett

For the past decade, Jake Gyllenhaal has delivered remarkably good performances in numerous movies, approaching greatness with an increased frequency and consistency in just the last few years. In Source Code, End of Watch, and last year’s Prisoners, Gyllenhaal seemed always on the cusp of becoming recognized for the undervalued talent he’s become, but he’s never quite broken through with critics and awards, always being overshadowed by a script, a director, or a co-star. Come the end-of-year lists and awards ceremonies in a few months, Nightcrawler could very well change all that.

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SPECIAL: The Performances Oscar Forgot

Photo: Roadside Attractions

Photo: Roadside Attractions

Chris Luckett

This year, almost all the actors nominated for Oscars truly deserved the nods. Even so, there were many brilliant performances that didn’t get any attention from the Academy. These ten (listed in alphabetical order) all deserve just as much attention as the twenty actors ultimately nominated for Oscars this year.

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