‘Demolition’ looks at unraveling — and rebuilding — of life after tragedy

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Heather Lind in a scene from "Demolition." (Anne Marie Fox/Fox Searchlight via AP)

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Heather Lind in a scene from “Demolition.” (Anne Marie Fox/Fox Searchlight via AP)

Ever since 2013’s “Dallas Buyers Club,” French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée has had a reputation for getting outstanding performances from actors. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took home Oscars for their roles, so it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s finest want to work with him.

Enter Jake Gyllenhaal. In “Demolition,” he turns in yet another sterling performance, following his creepy turn as an unscrupulous ambulance chaser in 2014’s “Nightcrawler.”

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