December 9, 2023

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Nightmare Alley | Cate Blanchett to protect! ★★★

Nightmare Alley |  Cate Blanchett to protect!  ★★★

In the 1940s, an ambitious young performer with the talent of a psychologist joined the upper class, where he was challenged by a mysterious psychoanalyst.

Mark-Andre Luzier

Mark-Andre Luzier

For his first film after that The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, who won him an Oscar three years ago, plunged into the mysteries of Film Noir by bringing to the screen the most famous novel by William Lindsay, published in 1946. The first film parody featuring Tyrone Power. , Also provided next year.

Director of Infiltration Pan Labyrinth A carnival and no one in the wonderful universe is surprised. In this regard, the filmmaker presented his heartfelt content by describing the Fairground world of the late 1930s, when the atmosphere of the Great Depression was still very severe, gradually leading to another dark chapter in world history.

Nightmare Alley (Nightmare alley In the French version) divided into two distinct parts. One, first, without Cate Blanchett; Another, with Cate Blanchett. Guess which is the most interesting? This new opus from Guillermo del Toro really comes to life when you can even see the actress. Do not look up, By Adam McKay, went down in history after a very long first act.

Cate Blanchett, the perfect musician in the 1940s Noir film, presents her symptoms to a toxic psychiatrist who now attends a show where Stan (Bradley Cooper) entertains members of the upper class in a great city. Challenges them, the latter. The psychological battle that begins between these two “psychologists” emerges wonderfully in the moods and (the wonderful) artistic direction.

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Unfortunately, the power of this second part makes everything that drives us there useless and almost useless. In particular, despite the amazing cast (especially Tony Colette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe and David Strathyrne), we’re only here for the Cate Blanchett – Bradley Cooper duo. The latter also offers one of her best compositions, confronting an actress, who decisively, develops in her own class.

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Nightmare Alley


Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro

With Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara


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