Here I was hoping that, at best, it would be good, but not quite as good as Get Out. Us is an expansion on everything that Jordan Peele accomplished in Get Out, but on a grander scale, with more fleshed-out themes, higher tension, and even tighter direction, believe it or not! I just hope that this film gets just as much Oscar recognition as Get Out, but sadly it won’t, because of how much more it doubles down on being a horror movie.
Nightcrawler is a brilliantly tense and morally disgusting film with a sharply written screenplay and an Oscar worthy performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Nightcrawler exposes every immoral and unethical decision that could be, and have been, made in the field of journalism. It's a dark and unnerving study of a mentally and socially unstable human being and his descent into villainy as he becomes more and more detached from human compassion due to his unhealthy obsession. It's a slick, depraved, and riveting thriller that will (hopefully) leave you repulsed by it's main character.