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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 inside a traveling carnival…

Heat Vision’s Top 10 Movies of 2021

Another pandemic year of movie watching has flown by, and it seems like there’s more to watch than ever before. But a lot of times it feels like filler. Where is the good stuff, the inspiring…

Film Noir’s Early Days: How Studios Resisted, Then Embraced, the Genre

“The picture is a morbid, seamy story dealing with the dregs of humanity,” wrote Terry Ramsaye, editor of Motion Picture Herald, in 1946. The bottom feeder in question was Fritz Lang’s Scarlet…

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Box Office Is Mixed Blessing for Hollywood

Spider-Man: No Way Home showed no signs of slowing down as Christmas week commenced, scoring the second-biggest Monday of all time for December and the third-biggest for any time for the year…

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…

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Soars to Record $260M U.S. Opening, $600.8M Globally

Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home spun a record-breaking web in its box office debut, grossing $260 million from 4,336 theaters to secure the second-biggest domestic opening of all time…

Events of the Week: ‘Nightmare Alley,’ ‘West Side Story’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Night…

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 Labyr…

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…

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.

Award Season Reading List: A Guide to the Books Hitting the Big Screen This Year

The Green Knight  Author: Anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is perhaps the best known Arthurian tale, a 14th-century ode to chivalry and mortality drawn from Welsh, Irish and…

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…