Top notch fast-paced thriller about the seamier side of US journalism as desperate out-of-work Bloom, (Gyllenhaal), opportunistically fills a crime-reporting niche. The job draws him headlong into the immoral tabloid news world. While Gyllenhaal is icily powerful in the role, it’s Russo’s performance that’s most memorable for many. Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay plus 49 major wins.
‘Gripping deep-dive into nocturnal world of ruthless opportunism.’ Film4.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
|Directed by||Dan Gilroy|
|Running Time||117 mins|