Homework - March 10, 2021

A dark, unapologetic descent into the world of violence in journalism, Gyllenhaal is the anti-hero you can’t help but follow into the van. His portrayal is brilliant. As a seemingly meek and sad man, Gyllenhaal transforms Bloom into a monster that, when cornered by competitors and challenged by his employer (Russo), develops into a wholly sinister creation that makes you cringe in all the best ways.

Dan Gilroy is likely a name you’ll hear for years to come, but this will arguably be his masterpiece. The writing and direction are outstanding, and the cast is absolutely perfect.

Currently streaming on Netflix US, this is worth the $3.99 everyone else should pay to see this movie.

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Poster for the movie "Training Day"

Training Day

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