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Nightmare Alley Cinematographer Dan Laustsen On Shooting Blood, Smoke & Mirrors [Interview]

“I hope I don’t disappoint,” Dan Laustsen said. He doesn’t, on the big screen or in person. After years of hearing directors sing the praises of Laustsen, one of the great cinematographers working today, it was a pleasure finally speaking to the man himself. Especially about a film such as Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” which, […]

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‘Nightmare Alley’ Review: Guillermo del Toro Taps Bradley Cooper’s Dark Side in This Bravura Carnival Noir

The world is one big carnival, and we’re all just suckers — or “marks,” in the parlance of the traveling grifters so effective at fleecing those poor rubes who are not with it — in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley.” A perfect match of material to auteur, William Lindsay Gresham’s pulpy 1946 novel and the […]

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‘Nightmare Alley’ First Reactions Commend Guillermo del Toro Noir’s ‘Breathtaking’ Production Design, Bradley Cooper’s ‘Career-Best Performance’

The first reactions to Searchlight Pictures’ “Nightmare Alley” are thundering in following the film’s global premiere in New York City on Wednesday evening. Film critics and entertainment writers who attended the high-profile screening took to social media, praising Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to his 2017 best picture winner “The Shape of Water.”Based on William Lindsay […]

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How Rita Moreno Could Break Multiple Oscar Records With ‘West Side Story’ Remake

After being delayed a year due to the pandemic, Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated musical remake of the best picture winner “West Side Story” had its first screenings this week before critics, journalists and varying awards and guild voters. The social media reaction has been loud and palpable throughout the Oscar chamber, which could bring about […]

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Richard Jenkins on ‘The Humans’ and Finding Success Later in Life: ‘Luck Was a Huge Part of It’

For Richard Jenkins, breaking into the movie business took years of rejection, bit parts and relative obscurity.But Hollywood eventually came calling in the 1990s and Jenkins has been in demand ever since, logging impressive performances in everything from “Step Brothers” to “Six Feet Under” to his Oscar-nominated work in “The Shape of Water” and “The […]

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‘Nightmare Alley’ Official Trailer: Cate Blanchett Hypnotizes Bradley Cooper in Sinister New Footage

While “House of Gucci,” “Licorice Pizza,” and “Don’t Look Up” are dominating movie headlines right now, don’t forget that a new Guillermo del Toro movie is on the way this December. Searchlight Pictures has debuted the official trailer for “Nightmare Alley,” del Toro’s highly-anticipated follow-up to “The Shape of Water.” That film grossed nearly $200 […]

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Tiffany Haddish & Lakeith Steinfeld In Talks To Lead Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Remake From ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien

Once upon a time, Disney was considering letting Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water“) remake their Eddie Murphy movie “Haunted Mansion,” which is based on their beloved theme park attraction. As the name would suggest features a mansion filled to the brim with various ghosts. Flash forward to today, “Dear White People“s Justin Simien […]

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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Drama ‘Spencer’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)

“Spencer,” Pablo Larraín’s highly anticipated drama starring Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana, will world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Variety has learned.Written by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight, the film centers on a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana decided to separate from Prince Charles amid rumours of affairs. The late […]

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‘Nightmare Alley’: 9 Things to Know About Guillermo del Toro’s Big Return to Theaters

Guillermo del Toro’s boundless imagination hasn’t graced the big screen since 2017 with “The Shape of Water.” The Mexican filmmaker’s odd love story about a mute woman’s relationship with a water-dwelling creature won the Mexican filmmaker Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, but the world was already acquainted with him as a director […]

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