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How Guillermo del Toro is Helping to Shape the Horror Genre

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is making quite a splash as the director’s new project, now streaming on Netflix, has debuted to positive reviews. The show’s success shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Oscar winning director of Nightmare Alley, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro has been […]

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‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Teaser: Jennifer Kent and Panos Cosmatos Spin Sinister Yarns for Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro’s twisted fairytales come to life just in time for Halloween season.The Oscar winner’s highly-anticipated horror anthology series “Cabinet of Curiosities” debuts October 25 with a four-day, double-episode event on Netflix. Co-showrunner, creator, and executive producer Del Toro curates eight stories of unprecedented terror expected to upend the genre itself.Filmmakers onboard the horror […]

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‘Pinocchio’: Guillermo Del Toro’s First Animated Feature Film Hits Netflix This December

Not many directors would follow an Oscar Best Picture win with a genre remake of a film with a mixed reception on its release almost 75 years ago. But that’s what Guillermo del Toro did with last year’s luxurious noir “Nightmare Alley,” his follow-up to 2017’s “The Shape Of Water.” “Nightmare Alley” didn’t quite catch […]

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‘Pinocchio’: Guillermo Del Toro’s First Animated Feature Film Hits Netflix This December

Not many directors would follow an Oscar Best Picture win with a genre remake of a film with a mixed reception on its release almost 75 years ago. But that’s what Guillermo Del Toro did with last year’s “Nightmare Alley,” his follow-up to 2017’s “The Shape Of Water.” “Nightmare Alley” wasn’t bad, but it was […]

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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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