Nightcrawler (2014)

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a fantastic performance in Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut “Nightcrawler”. The film is pretty blatant about its themes of dehumanisation, capitalism, the pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps American attitude, and so on, but does it with such style I didn’t find myself too bothered. The film is clearly very influenced by “Network”, and while its social commentary…

John Wick (2014)

I’m not a great fan of the action genre, but I found “John Wick” a magnificently absurd, fun, and well-crafted film. Keanu Reeves is likable as always, but it’s really the self-aware script and expert action choreography and direction that makes film stand out above its peers. The premise is glorious. John Wick’s wife dies,…