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Riveting 'Nightcrawler' a phenomenal showcase for Gyllenhaal

The axiom animating television news "If it bleeds, it leads" often leaves you wondering just who gets stained in the process. Particularly in the wake of frenzied, exhaustive coverage of Ebola, school shootings and spasms of small-town violence, are viewers implicit in the thirst for ever gorier news stories, or should those providing the information exhibit restraint, rather than a hunger for ratings? With his timely new film "Nightcrawler," writer-director Dan Gilroy ("The Bourne Legacy," "Real Steel") entertains such queries, following Louis Bloom into the darkest shadows of nocturnal Los Angeles, while balancing satire and grim horror in...

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