Half gothic horror, half swanky noir, Nightmare Alley is a lot of cinema. It is written to fit together like clockwork, designed and shot to look like the best classics.
Movie reviews for the passionate of film
Tag: Willem Dafoe
The Card Counter (2021) – Movie Review
Paul Schared is back with a film at once aesthetically austere and emotionally fraught.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – Movie Review
While not free from Marvel burdens like muddy CGI or setups for other films, No Way Home is everything I wanted it to be and does justice to the Spider-Man films that came before it.
The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) – Movie Review
The Last Thing He Wanted is a jumbled mess that starts out as a journalism story, shifts into a thriller, and doesn’t commit to either premise.
The Lighthouse (2019) – Movie Review
Deliberately, unabashedly ugly, The Lighthouse is not an easy watch, but a striking exercise in claustrophobia that is sure to leave a mark.