Nightmare Alley (2022)
Nightmare Alley is a neo-noir, psychological thriller directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Bradley Cooper, Toni Colette, Cate Blanchett and David Strathairn.
When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena and her has-been mentalist husband Pete at a traveling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to swindle the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society.
With the virtuous Molly loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist who might be his most formidable opponent yet.
“A neo-noir knockout from Guillermo del Toro”
The Guardian ★★★★★
“it’s hard to think of a noir story that would be better suited to del Toro as a director”
The Independent ★★★★★