Five minutes into NIGHTCRAWLER I was sold. Great, great character piece/satire. I instantly believed this was this era’s TAXI DRIVER. I realize how bold a statement that is, but I stand by it. There are flaws in it (real-life legal issues surrounding the characters’ actions, a horrible soundtrack), but Gyllenhaal is mesmerizing in it. He does what every film sociopath successfully does, from Michael Corleone to Jordan Belfort: half of you wants to run from the mother fucker, the other half is compelled by their bait.