May 7, 2015

Cinemascope: Nightcrawler

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2014.

Plot line: When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Holy smokes, but this is a really good and really disturbing movie. If it bleeds, it leads. This movie asks interesting moral questions about how we capture and tell the news, and while often uncomfortable to watch, it is riveting nonetheless. The story captures well some of the reasons I do not watch TV news.  is brilliant in the role of a psychopath with a camera.

You can see the movie trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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