‘What’s the Deal?’ With Jake Gyllenhaal and ‘Nightcrawler’s’ Oscar Chances (Video)

Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut features the actor’s best performance and Rene Russo’s too

Open Road Films’ thriller “Nightcrawler” speeds its way into theaters Friday, and in honor of its Halloween release, TheWrap‘s film reporter Jeff Sneider weighs in on Jake Gyllenhaal‘s bold performance and the film’s awards hopes.

Dan Gilroy‘s directorial debut features Gyllenhaal’s best performance and Sneider rattles off his Top 10 to give that claim context.

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While Rene Russo is every bit as deserving of an Oscar nomination as Gyllenhaal, Sneider also argues on behalf of Robert Elswit’s striking cinematography, James Newton Howard’s haunting score and Gilroy’s original screenplay.

Watch the video for Sneider’s take on Gyllenhaal’s career and why he’s calling “Nightcrawler” “the year’s best film.”