Adventure is out there!
Featuring stunning cinematography from Dan Lausten, Nightmare Alley is certainly a visual achievement. It also has the poetic romanticism accompanied by every Del Toro picture but I feel cutting the run time down about 20 minutes would’ve made this stronger.
Also a shame DiCaprio had to bail on this one because Bradley seemed a little static in this role. This movie could have been elevated with an unpredictable, left-field casting for Stanton.
As for the rest of the cast?
They could’ve phoned this one in but damn did they bring style and atmosphere.
I’ve added this to my favorites quite simply because this film has everything I could ever want from a cinematic experience.
Also I saw the 3D theatrical release in middle school with my then girlfriend.
I had only seen the censored TV version so I had no idea boobs were on full display. Also realized boobs did nothing for me so this film encouraged my gay awakening.