American Psycho (2000) – Mary Harron

American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron and written with Guinevere Turner, is an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel. Set in the 1980s the story follows the increasingly unhinged Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) as he yields to his homicidal urges. Bateman’s voice-over tells us early on, “I simply am not there”, yet what theContinue reading “American Psycho (2000) – Mary Harron”

Nightcrawler (2014) – Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler, written and directed by Dan Gilroy, paints the portrait of a vile creature that lurks in the darkness preying off of people as a videographer in L.A. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Louis “Lou” Bloom is disturbing, yet compelling, a tension that Gilroy delicately engineers. The plot follows as Lou becomes a stringer, learns more about theContinue reading “Nightcrawler (2014) – Dan Gilroy”