“Christine” is a film in regards to the [on-air suicide of reporter Christine Chubbuck](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck), and as a consequence of poor promoting/distribution, went principally unseen. The film is a personality examine about Chubbuck, whereas additionally appearing as a commentary on the 24 hour information cycle and the gender politics of the American workforce. It’s very comparable, thematically, to “Nightcrawler,” as each take care of the blood and guts essential to survive in a 24 hour information cycle, and each characteristic sociopathic protagonists performed to perfection by insanely proficient actors.
I like each movies simply effective, however I feel “Christine” has the sting in terms of efficiency and theme. I feel “Nightcrawler” is rather a lot higher directed, however I really feel that the story of “Christine” is much more rounded and Christine is a extra sympathetic character. I perceive that Lou was not essentially made to by sympathetic, however watching him at occasions is usually a little bit of a slog even should you “get it.”
It’s on Netflix proper now (within the U.S) and I encourage any followers of Nightcrawler to test it out. See it simply to see, what I imagine, is one in every of [the greatest performances of the decade](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jakEl-SL35c).