Nightmare Alley is still one of my favorite films of 2021. Sorry, Billy. But, I still wonder how Nightmare Alley pulled down the Best Picture nomination. That’s not a bad thing, but it seems like the kind of movie that the Academy passes over.
Guillermo del Toro is one of my favorite directors, but I feel he was almost too slavish to the source material. Nothing ever feels as amazing as the Carnival stuff and then Cate Blanchett is pretty short changed. Hell, I could have used more Richard Jenkins.
Nightmare Alley comes to Digital on March 8th, but it’s available on HBO Max and Hulu now.