Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary LA. Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) stars as Lou Bloom, a career-driven journo 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, murders and other gruesome environments, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of night crawling – a sick world where every police siren can earn you money. Aided by Rene Russo (Thor) as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Gyllenhaal is mesmerising as the sociopathic lead role, with Nightcrawler undoubtedly on of his best roles yet.
Nightcrawler is out general release now
Men, Women & Children:
Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers, their parents and their love/hate relationship with the social media that rules their lives. Juno director Jason Reitman shares a cynical view on the social issues and repercussions tied to modern-day, internet addiction, such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, pornography and fame hunting. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers. Starring Adam Sandler (Grown Ups) in one of his straightest roles to date, Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), Judy Greer (Carrie) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in our Stars), this film will make you want to turn your smart phone off and think… before you tweet!
Men, Women & Children is out general release now
A Thousand Times Goodnight:
Inspired by the real-life experience of director Erik Poppe (Troubled Water), A Thousand Times Goodnight is about a war photographer in the 1980s and the repercussions her job had on herself, her family, and the war itself. Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) is Rebecca, one of world’s top war photojournalists, whose chilling images try to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she’s also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new ultra-dangerous combat zone. After a near-death experience following the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Game of Thrones) gives her an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns…
A Thousand Times Goodnight is out now at Palace cinemas
The One I Love:
Haunted by a magical first date, one they fear they could never recapture, married couple Ethan (Mark Duplass; Safety Not Guaranteed) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss; Mad Men) head off to a romantic retreat on the advice of their marriage counsellor (played here by Ted Danson of Cheers), to rekindle the passion in their struggling marriage. Upon their arrival, they are greeted by an empty house and guest house that turn out to not be as solitary as they originally thought. In this surreal romantic black comedy that delights, confuses and amuses, you discover that Ethan and Sophie are not exactly extraordinary characters, but the situation in which they find themselves in most certainly is. Unabashedly entertaining, The One I Love takes a look at everyday marital woes from a very strange perspective.
The One I Love is out now exclusive to cinema Nova