PODCAST: Nightmare Alley [Movie Robcast]

Nightmare Alley

In episode 139 of The Movie Robcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis take a walk down the dark and deadly Nightmare Alley.

The new movie from the brilliant Guillermo del Toro is based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel, previously adapted as a film noir in 1947, and features an dazzling cast including Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Richard Jenkins, and others. 

Cooper plays a drifter who has a talent for mentalism, and wants to move from the travelling carnival to which he’s hitched for the bright lights of New York, where his “clairvoyance” will earn him the big bucks. But, pride and ambition go before a fall and del Toro has created a world light on forgiveness.

So, what do the Robs think of Nightmare Alley? Unfortunately, their powers of mental projection are a little rusty, so you’ll have to listen in to find out. They promise it’s worth the journey…

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Author: robertmwallis

Graduate of Royal Holloway and the London Film School. Founder of Of All The Film Sites; formerly Of All The Film Blogs. Formerly Film & TV Editor of The Metropolist and Official Sidekick at A Place to Hang Your Cape. Co-host of The Movie RobCast podcast (formerly Electric Shadows) and member of the Online Film Critics Society.

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