First screened in November 2014
Director: Dan Gilroy. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm, Ann Cusack, Michael Hyatt, Carolyn Gilroy, James Huang, Pat Harvey, Kent Schocknek, Karen Tay, Rick Garcia, Leah Fredkin, Bill Seward, Michael Papajohn, Chad Guerrero. Screenplay: Dan Gilroy.

Twitter Capsule: Does "courage of its own lewdness" count as a virtue? Stylistic strengths. Bald contrivances. Gives off a nasty odor.

VOR:   No risk in blasting tabloid culture or barrel-scraping "news," but at its best moments, Gilroy gives it sharp edges and real seediness. Bites off more than it can chew, for better and worse.

Photo © 2014 Open Road Films/Bold Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Jake Gyllenhaal

Other Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature; Best Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best New Filmmaker (Gilroy)

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