Toronto 2014: ‘Nightcrawler’ review

★★★☆☆ “If you wanna win the lottery,” claims Lou Bloom, a gaunt and greasy Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy crime drama Nightcrawler (2014), “you’ve gotta make the money to buy a ticket.” It’s a sly catchphrase that perfectly encapsulates the reptilian character that sits in the driver’s seat of Gilroy’s Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Pride’

★★★★☆ Following the minor disappointment of Ken Loach’s somewhat lethargic Jimmy’s Hall (2014), left-leaning political activism returns to UK cinemas, but this time in the much livelier and fun-filled exuberance of Matthew Warchus’ Queer Palm-winning agit-comedy Pride (2014). It’s 1984, in the depths of the miners’ strikes, and gay activist Continue Reading