NIGHTCRAWLER
2014, Open Road Films, 117 min, USA, Dir: Dan Gilroy

Veteran screenwriter Dan Gilroy makes his directorial debut with this gritty nocturnal thriller. What paparazzi are to celebrities, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal, who dropped nearly 30 pounds for the role) is to crime and accident victims, racing through Los Angeles with a video camera for gory scenes he can sell to a local TV news producer (Rene Russo). In his quest to be first with the most sensational footage, Bloom moves from cutting a few journalistic corners to increasingly dangerous risks. Bill Paxton costars.


TIN CUP
1996, Warner Bros., 135 min, USA, Dir: Ron Shelton

The director and star of BULL DURHAM reteam for this engaging romantic comedy set in the world of professional golf. Kevin Costner is Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, a gifted but reckless ex-golfer now content to hang out with his buddies on the driving range he owns. When a beautiful psychologist (Rene Russo) shows up for golf lessons, he’s immediately attracted but the woman already has a boyfriend (McAvoy’s former golf partner, now a tournament star). Tin Cup hits the comeback trail to battle his old rival for the U.S. Open title and Russo’s affections. With Don Johnson and Cheech Marin.


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