Jake Gyllenhall

Stronger – LFF 2017 Review

It's a strange cinematic coincidence, but the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have proved fertile ground for two excellent recent films – first with Peter Berg’s nail-biting Patriots Day, and now with the...
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Okja – EIFF 2017 Review

Pigs make for effective publicity stunts. While filmmakers, artists and activists have purposely exploited the porcine for its political worth, some politicians have found themselves at the centre of a media...
Demolition

Demolition – Review

With a performance that cements his standing as one of the most consistent leading men in Hollywood, Jake Gyllenhaal shines as the twitchy, introverted Davis, a banker struggling with the sudden death of his...
Everest

Everest – Review

With scant time to acclimatise, Everest is quick to set up base camp deep in the foreshadowing of the mountain. Everest is a sight worthy of cinema’s largest screens, and a breathtaking canvas for the...

Southpaw – Review

MMA-centric Warrior once perfectly blurred the lines between predictable fluff and hard-hitting emotional heft. Southpaw treads the same path with less punches on target. This is a redemption movie and so...

Accidental Love – Review

When the director doesn't even want to put his name on a film, it's not promising. Sadly, the years Accidental Love spent in production purgatory did nothing to save its offbeat potential from the vague,...

Nightcrawler – Review

Jake Gyllenhaal unfurls creepy wings as Lou Bloom, a determined vulture ready to feather his own nest in the shade of the American Dream. Lou’s maniac eyes share the same greedy glint as his hungry camera....