Tag: Southpaw

Demolition: Jake Gyllenhaal brings down the house

Following back-to-back successes with “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild,” director Jean-Marc Vallée hits another cinematic homerun with “Demolition,” now in select theaters. Jake Gyllenhaal beguiles audiences with one of his most compelling performances, taking what could have been a very ordinary performance and elevating it to an Oscar-nomination worthy effort. Gyllenhaal stars as Davis, a man struggling to cope with the death of his … Read More Demolition: Jake Gyllenhaal brings down the house

Southpaw: Gyllenhaal elevates boxing movie to next level

A great actor can elevate a script beyond its limitations and provide audiences with a compelling performance in spite of limitations on the written page. Jake Gyllenhaal, who narrowly missed out on an Academy Award nomination with a masterful performance in last year’s “Nightcrawler,” shines yet again in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw,” a film that won’t win any awards, but offers much of … Read More Southpaw: Gyllenhaal elevates boxing movie to next level