‘Drive My Car’ Named Best Picture by Toronto Film Critics Association
The Toronto Film Critics Association named Drive My Car its best picture of 2021 as Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s somber drama about love and loss continued its buzzy ascent as an award season contender. Drive My Car was also voted best international feature and best screenplay on Sunday after competing in Cannes. Elsewhere, Jane Campion picked up the […]
Bradley Cooper Says Filming Full Frontal Nude Scene in ‘Nightmare Alley’ “Was Pretty Heavy”
In Guillermo del Toro’s neo-noir Nightmare Alley, Bradley Cooper stars as Stanton Carlisle, an ambitious and charismatic loner who takes the lessons learned working in a traveling carnival to Manhattan, where he masquerades as a mentalist only to get caught in a tangled web involving a love interest, a psychiatrist and one of her wealthy […]
How ‘Nightmare Alley’ Production Designer Created a Traveling Carnival and The Elite World of High Society
Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley begins as ambitious huckster Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) enters a 1930s traveling carnival. Built near Toronto at Markham Fairground, the carnival featured authentic period pieces including a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round. Handmade banners were inspired by the style of noted circus artist Fred Johnson, and 40 tents were created by […]
How the ‘Nightmare Alley’ Team Explored Human Monstrosity With Guillermo del Toro’s Carnival Noir
Guillermo del Toro’s latest offering Nightmare Alley is likely to be both familiar and unfamiliar ground to fans of his monstrously popular work. Known for Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak and Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro is certainly leaning into his love of monster metaphors, despite there being few actual monsters in his first spin in the director’s […]
Analysis: Oscar Race Comes Into Focus as Last Unseen Contenders, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Nightmare Alley,’ Finally Screen
The race to the 94th Oscars came into much clearer focus this week with the unveiling of the last two Oscar hopefuls that had yet to screen for pundits: Disney’s West Side Story on Monday — right on the heels of Stephen Sondheim’s passing on Friday — and Disney subsidiary Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley on Wednesday. West […]
Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’: Film Review
In the second big-screen interpretation of the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham, a mind-reading showman meets his match in a high-society psychoanalyst.
Bradley Cooper Recalls Being Held at Knifepoint on NYC Subway Platform
Bradley Cooper says he got “way, way too comfortable” with AirPods, leading to an incident on a New York City subway platform that could have ended with him being stabbed. While appearing on the latest episode of the Armchair Expert podcast, the Nightmare Alley star recalled the event, which he said took place pre-pandemic when […]
Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett Plan a Psychic Grift in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Trailer
Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett run a psychic grift that goes south in the full trailer for director and co-writer Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley. Released Thursday by Searchlight Pictures, the trailer for del Toro’s first film since the Oscar-winning Shape of Water teases a neo-noir psychological thriller that features Cooper starring as down on […]
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’: Film Review
Alana Haim is the elusive goddess and Cooper Hoffman the teenager crushing on her in this coming-of-age comedy set in the San Fernando Valley in 1973, which also features Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn and Benny Safdie.
Michael Keaton’s Email Blunder Results in Hysterical Bradley Cooper Story
Michael Keaton just wanted a new saddle for his horse. What he wound up with is a hilarious tale that involves Bradley Cooper. The Oscar-nominated star dropped by Late Night on Wednesday to talk about his upcoming film Worth when he shared an anecdote about being an avid horseman at his ranch in Montana. Keaton […]
Appeals Court Confirms Hollywood Stars Lost Millions in Weinstein Bankruptcy
Hollywood dealmaking has failed to save the industry’s top talent from a studio’s bankruptcy. That’s the lesson from a precedential opinion out on Friday from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, which reviewed what happened after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein. Unfortunately for many stars, millions of dollars in compensation from hit movies now seems […]
Benny Safdie Joins ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Adaptation
The 'Uncut Gems' director and actor will play Margaret's father, Herb, in the Lionsgate film.