Nightcrawler This is a movie that defies convention. It’s masterfully directed and features a career defining performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. He seriously is something to marvel at as Lou Bloom. He’s a sociopathic go-getter, who can’t stop spitting motivational bullshit to save his life. He is driven, and his goal is chilling because he succeeds. This movie may unnerve you, but given the same set of circumstances which one of you would turn away from “connecting” with people.