Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Crime, Drama, Thriller
In contemporary Los Angeles, unemployed Lou Bloom stumbles across an underground world where enterprising, opportunistic cameramen descend on crime scenes, capturing real-time footage to sell to late-night news networks. In a ratings-obsessed culture, the gorier the better. Possessed by a ruthless entrepreneurial drive, Bloom increasingly blurs the line between observer and participant to capture exclusive footage. Led by a gaunt, bug-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal, the film is a satire on modern internship culture, as well as the media’s endless craving of increasingly sensationalised news footage. Nightcrawler is a riveting, urgent thriller that engages the brain every bit as much as it thoroughly entertains.
Painfully perceptive Scorsese film in which Robert De Niro gives an unforgettable performance as stand-up wannabe, Rupert Pupkin.
16+ years 104 mins
Satire of the ruthlessness of TV companies from the '70s, about a newsreader having a meltdown who is sacked, then re-hired to help ratings.
14+ years 116 mins
A contract killer takes a cab driver hostage in this moody, nocturnal thriller from Michael Mann.
14+ years 115 mins
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This brilliant and environmentally aware short film, which follows the life cycle of a sentient balloon, was made by one young filmmaker from Woking, Surrey.
Viewing time 7 mins
We look at social media satire Ingrid Goes West in which an Instagram celebrity becomes an obsession for a devoted fan.
Reading time 5 mins
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