William of the Bull returned to theaters in style with “nightmare alley”also known as “the alley of lost souls”. He has a total of four nominations in the oscars 2022: as best film, production design, costumes and photography.
In the first and most disputed category, it will compete with “Belfast”, “Don’t look up”, “Drive my car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “The power of the dog” and “West Side story” and “CODA”. On the occasion of his race for the highest award, we share all the details about the feature film.
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What is the movie about?
Stanton “Stan” Carlisle is a manipulative hustler who teams up with a psychiatrist as trickster as he is. Together they deceive the wealthy of 1940s New York society, but eventually end up paying for the lies as they wrestle with the ghosts of their past.
Who is who?
- Bradley Cooper as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle
- Cate Blanchett as Dr. Lilith Ritter
- Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein
- Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately
- Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle
- Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill
- David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein
- Ron Perlman as Bruno
- Holt McCallany as Anderson.
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What did critics say about the film?
In Rotten Tomatoes, the film “Nightmare alley” has an approval of 80% by specialized critics, while the public gave it 68%.
While it may not hit as hard as the original, Guillermo del Toro’s version is a modern noir thriller with a pleasingly pulpy twist.
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