In a pre-Halloween “What’s The Deal”segment TheWrap‘s Jeff Sneider concentrated on classic Halloween pix and in so doing ignored the then-soon-to-open Nightcrawler. I took him to task and Sneider pushed back, saying he was a huge fan, etc. And now this, which is basically a make-up segment. I agree with all of Sneider’s award-nominating suggestions except for (don’t hate me, Dan) Renee Russo for Best Supporting Actress. She nails her TV news producer character as far as it goes but all she does is react to Jake Gyllenhaal‘s pitches and pleas and manipulations. She has no real song or engine of her own. The role lacks breadth and vulnerability, and she doesn’t say anything funny. Sorry.