Vince Vaughn has an intriguing new movie and it also stars Bill Paxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jon Favreau and Taraji P. Henson…
I’m hopeful because of John Favreau, Hailee Steinfeld and Bill Paxton’s involvement. Favreau because of his work in Chef (2014) and I Love You, Man (2009), Steinfeld for True Grit (2010) and Paxton because of what he achieved with 2 Guns (2013)and he’s just generally very good. My fingers are very crossed.
The chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington is the reason why 2 Guns is quite the thrill ride.
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, you’ll enjoy the the action, humour, the buddy cop dynamic and Bill Paxton’s intense and terrifying turn as Earl.
Edward James Olmos, James Marsden, Robert John Burke and Paula Patton also star.
A very memorable moment is when Wahlberg’s character reveals who one of the bad guys reminds him of. I heard the words as I watched movie in the cinema/ theatre. The observation is so correct and well delivered that it stayed in my mind for the rest of the movie.
This is no horror movie but in the role of Lou Bloom, an L.A. Crime Journalist, Jake Gyllenhaal has never been more gaunt and terrifying.
It’s not just his deep, dark and sunken eyes that might give you nightmares. The audience learns rather quickly that not only is Lou smarter than the average person, he’s also, definitely a sociopath.
The tensions in this great work, written and directed by Dan Gilroy exist because the audience realises rather quickly that Lou is a little more than just a tad unhinged – which of course, can only mean bad things for all who establish any kind of relationship with him.
Nightcrawler is good and it’s dark, both thematically and aesthetically. There’s some brilliant dialogue here. My favourite moment being Lou Bloom’s parting line in one of his last exchanges with Bill Paxton’s character – as seen in the first picture above.
Besides Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton’s great work, the character of Rick is a great turn for British Actor Riz Ahmed.
Nightcrawler does a good job of highlighting the kind of world we live in today and the characters it produces; as well as the danger in the vulnerability of the truly desperate.