Nightmare Alley (2021)

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In 1940s New York, down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to a clairvoyant and her mentalist husband at a traveling carnival. Using newly acquired knowledge, Carlisle crafts a golden ticket to success by swindling the elite and wealthy. Hoping for a big score, he soon hatches a scheme to con a dangerous tycoon with help from a mysterious psychologist who might be his most formidable opponent yet.

It seemed like an odd choice for director Guillermo del Toro to remake the noir classic Nightmare Alley. His filmography usually tends to favor the fantastical and supernatural, favoring everything from the campy urban fantasy of Hellboy to the darkly romantic monster movie of The Shape of Water. Despite the...Read more