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REVIEW: ‘Nightcrawler’ (*minor spoilers/RANT WARNING*)

ncrawlerREVIEW: ‘Nightcrawler’ #nightcrawler #cineplex – The cinematography in this film would be the *only* reason I would recommend seeing this movie in theatre. It was MAGNIFICENT! A beautiful westcoast piece, there were a few issues. If you’re not big into the cinematography, just wait for it on Netflix or Crackle.

Outside of the film, there was a light channel audio feedback, which I am not sure was deliberate. Also, the film itself seemed to hop a little, something I wasn’t a 100% sure of until I noticed the credits doing the same thing. Perhaps this was to aid in keeping the audience on edge.

Inside the film, it seemed like the direction was rushed. The focusing on certain signs in the beginning were cool, then were lost in the rest of the film. It really doesn’t deserve an R-rating in my opinion, save for the profanity which could be easily removed. The violence that occurred is tame for the modern audience and at best is a NC-17.  I likened it to the movie ‘Bullitt’-esqe for the car scenes.  But this film tried to go too psychobabble for it’s own good without a decent structure.  And that scene in the middle did cause a lot of people to be shocked in the middle (Russo conversation) may also rile a lot of feminists.   I think that is where the movie pretty much dead stopped.  Cool idea, went TOO LONG with it and lost half your audience.

Did I enjoy it? Eh. Was there any point I just wanted to get up and walk out? A few, though I stuck it out enjoying the idea that it was the writer’s effect and I wanted to see where he’d go with it.

This is a good movie for the scenes. But damn, it stuck with too many extremes and no real connection with plot for those who are not westcoast lovers. I could see a lot of places where it would feel like there should be more, that there ways to make it solid. Sadly, this is a one-shot film that attempts to shock for the dollar with no structure.   Maybe if you chopped it down to a 77 minute film, the extremes may make more sense.  Or just flipping don’t bother with that conversation in the middle. with Russo.  YES, THAT KILLED THE DAMN MOOD.  You didn’t need it to be that long, you didn’t really use it to the film’s advantage like you could.  If you take that section out or rework it, you might be able to keep some of that momentum.

My takeaway for this film overall is to give it a pass.  It’s not that it’s a bad film, just that you can see the bare metal edges that could have been smoothed out.   If it was shorter,  it might have worked.

I’d give the filming 6 out of 7 stars.  But the story, only 3 out of 7.

EDIT:

If the movie flowed as half as good as the trailer, this would has kicked ass easily.

REVIEW: Nightcrawler *minor spoilers/RANT WARNING*

REVIEW: ‘Nightcrawler’ #nightcrawler #cineplex – The cinematography in this film would be the *only* reason I would recommend seeing this movie in theatre. It was MAGNIFICENT! A beautiful westcoast piece, there were a few issues. If you’re not big into the cinematography, just wait for it on Netflix or Crackle.

Outside of the film, there was a light channel audio feedback, which I am not sure was deliberate. Also, the film itself seemed to hop a little, something I wasn’t a 100% sure of until I noticed the credits doing the same thing. Perhaps this was to aid in keeping the audience on edge.

Inside the film, it seemed like the direction was rushed. The focusing on certain signs in the beginning were cool, then were lost in the rest of the film. It really doesn’t deserve an R-rating in my opinion, save for the profanity which could be easily removed. The violence that occurred is tame for the modern audience and at best is a NC-17.  I likened it to the movie ‘Bullitt’-esqe car scenes.  But this film tried to go too psychobabble for it’s own good without a decent structure.  And that scene in the middle did cause a lot of people to be shocked in the middle (Russo conversation) may also rile a lot of feminists.   I think that is where the movie pretty much dead stopped.  Cool idea, went TOO LONG with it and lost half your audience.

Did I enjoy it? Eh. Was there any point I just wanted to get up and walk out? A few, though I stuck it out enjoying the idea that it was the writer’s effect and I wanted to see where he’d go with it.

This is a good movie for the scenes. But damn, it stuck with too many extremes and no real connection with plot for those who are not westcoast lovers. I could see a lot of places where it would feel like there should be more, that there ways to make it solid. Sadly, this is a one-shot film that attempts to shock for the dollar with no structure.   Maybe if you chopped it down to a 77 minute film, the extremes may make more sense.  Or just flipping don’t bother with that conversation in the middle. with Russo.  YES, THAT KILLED THE DAMN MOOD.  You didn’t need it to be that long, you didn’t really use it to the film’s advantage like you could.  If you take that section out or rework it, you might be able to keep some of that momentum.

My takeaway for this film overall is to give it a pass.  It’s not that it’s a bad film, just that you can see the bare metal edges that could have been smoothed out.   If it was shorter,  it might have worked.

I’d give the filming 6 out of 7 stars.  But the story, only 3 out of 7.

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