Tag Archives: Jake Gyllenhaal

Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

Written & Directed by Dan Gilroy Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, & Riz Ahmed NOW PLAYING in NYC and Select Theaters Local news programming is often a de-contextualized experience of visual trauma. Crime stories offer quick intrigue and highly graphic imagery. They make you afraid in disproportionate ways while taking up disproportionate segments of an

Review: ‘Very Good Girls’

Written & Directed by Naomi Foner Starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Ellen Barkin, Clarke Gregg, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss & Peter Saarsgard Now Playing in Select Theaters It’s pretty clear that sex is the primary subject of Very Good Girls. You don’t even have to know the basic premise– two girls make a pact to

Review: ‘Enemy’

Directed by Dennis Villeneuve Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent & Sarah Gadon Now Playing in NYC at the Angelika Film Center Jake Gyllenhaal has mastered the art of the frown. It’s become one of his defining performance traits throughout his career. His depth of negative expression offers “clinical depression” and “mildly perturbed” as easily accessible