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Top 6 Lists: Jake Gyllenhaal

List by-Jarrett Leahy My appreciation for Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the most consistent actors in the business, continues to grow year after year. Over the last decade, Gyllenhaal has made one great film after another. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us with his new thriller, Nightcrawler, which hits theaters […]

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy After not talking to one another for over ten years, estranged twins Milo and Maggie reunite when Milo’s attempted suicide is thwarted. Sorrowful for their prolonged separation, Maggie invites her brother to come live her and her good-egg husband Lance. As these once close siblings begin to reconcile and share veiled frustrations, […]

The Rover (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Ten years after a global-wide economic collapse, lawlessness rules the rugged outback of the Australian wilderness. When a group of desperate outlaws crashes its truck while running from the authorities, they frantically steal the first car available. Unfortunately for them, the car they chose belongs to Eric, a hardened transient with his […]

Gone Girl (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy On the day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife missing. At first glance, Nick and Amy have an ideal marriage, but looks can be deceiving, and after inconsistencies begin to surface in Nick’s story, he finds himself under the growing […]

No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy In the psychedelic decade of the 1970’s, no athlete partied harder than Pittsburgh Pirates’ star pitcher Dock Ellis. An eccentric character with a propensity for illegal substances, Ellis’ career highlight was MLB’s most infamous no-hitter. Flamboyant and unapologetically forthright, Ellis was an outspoken advocate for the rights of players and African Americans, […]