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Freelance writer, artist, film critic working to better the world one review at a time.

Nightmare Alley

Searchlight (2021) 150 min.  R

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay: Kim Morgan & Guillermo del Toro based on William Lindsay Gresham novel

Cinematography: Dan Laustsen; Editing: Cam McLauchlin

Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decorator: Shane Vieau; Costumes: Luis Sequille; Score: Nathan Johnson

Stars: Bradley Cooper (Stanton Carlisle), Cate Blanchett (Lilith Ritter), Rooney Mara (Molly Cahill), Toni Collette (Madame Zeena), Willem Dafoe (Clem Hoatley), Richard Jenkins (Ezra Grindle), David Strathairn (Pete), Ron Perlman (Bruno), Mary Steenburgen (Felicia Kimball), Mark Povinelli (Major Mosquito), Holt McCallany (Anderson), Peter MacNeill (Judge Charles Kimball), Paul Anderson (Geek #1), Clifton Collins Jr. (Funhouse Jack), Tim Blake Nelson (Carny Boss)

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The Power of the Dog

Netflix (2021) 126 min.  R

Director: Jane Campion

Screenplay: Jane Campion based on The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage

Cinematography: Ari Wegner; Editing: Peter Sciberras

Art Department: Grant Major & Amber Richards; Costume: Kirsty Cameron; Score: Jonny Greenwood

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch (Phil Burbank), Kirsten Dunst (Rose Gordon), Jesse Plemons (George Burbank), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Peter Gordon), Peter Carroll (Old Gent Burbank), Frances Conroy (Old Lady Burbank), Keith Carradine (Governor Edward), Thomasin McKenzie (Lola), Genevieve Lemon (Mrs. Lewis), Adam Beach (Edward Nappo) Continue reading The Power of the Dog