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Review – Smile, You’re On Sleazy Camera! (“Nightcrawler”)

Newbie director and screenwriter Dan Gilroy, brother of legendary screenwriter Tony Gilroy (The Bourne series, Michael Clayton), shows us the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree with this exciting, tense, and sometimes nauseating look at sensationalistic TV journalism. * *Jake Gyllenhaal is Louis Bloom, an off-kilter, slightly psychotic petty crook who scrounges at…

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Review – Here Comes Da Judge! (“The Judge”)

Robert Downey, Jr and Robert Duvall. Two powerhouse actors in a movie that really showcases their talents against the beautiful outdoor settings of fictional Carlinville, Indiana’s picturesque suburbs. If the plot sounds like you’ve heard it before, it’s because you’ve heard it before. * *Hot-shot, whip-smart, and snarky big city Chicago lawyer, Hank Palmer (Downey,…