“Adventureland” (2009) — directed by Greg Mottola.
“This is my own personal ‘under-appreciate’ movie as it was produced by Miramax during my tenure,” Battsek said.
“‘Adventureland’ is a coming of age romance directed by Greg Mottola (‘Superbad’) and set in a trashy but fun amusement park. The lead actors, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, both went on to bigger things but the real joy of the piece is in the cameos from Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader,” he added. “Why the movie didn’t really click at the box office I will never know.”
“Nightcrawler” (2014) — directed by Dan Gilroy.
“One of the darkest and most sinister movies I have ever seen, Jake Gyllenhaal plays his most powerful role on film to date in the character of ‘Nightcrawler”s Lou Bloom,” said Back to the Movies founder and editor Sean Evans.
“Bloom is mind set on achieving the American Dream by any means necessary as he orchestrates and manipulates his way to success. It’s a revelation.”