‘Nightmare Alley’ is a Thrilling Ride

And a cautionary tale about the dangers of believing your own mythology.

Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper in Nightmare Alley | Searchlight Pictures

I’m always in the mood to watch noir. The problem is that I often struggle to find good modern noirs. Filmmakers keep trying to revitalize or build upon this genre and often, though not always, end up falling flat (in my opinion). If you have any suggestions on good noir films, please let me know!



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Sarah Callen

Every number has a name, every name has a story, every story is worthy of being shared.