‘Nightmare Alley’ Masterfully Warns about the Dangers of Deception
By Ben Konuch
"When a man believes his own lies, he believes he has too much power. He’s got shut-eye. Because now, he believes it’s all true."
When does ambition become obsession? What is the line between deceit and reality?
These are the central questions of "Nightmare Alley", a drama / thriller directed by Guillermo del Toro. A remake of a 1947 film of the same name, this "Nightmare Alley" is a dark journey into the mind of a carnival man with a skill for deception. Set in the 1940's, ...
‘Last Night in Soho’ Teeters Between Mess and Masterpiece
By Sam Acosta
“Last Night in Soho” is one of the best examples of gorgeous cinematography in the last decade. Supported by an interesting plot and talented cast, this film starts strong but then loses steam halfway through, see-sawing between wonderful storytelling and awkward filmmaking. As a result, I left the theater with mixed feelings.
“Last Night in Soho” follows Eloise, a young woman who dreams of becoming a famous fashion designer. Along with her eye for fashion, Eloise has ...
‘Halloween Kills’ Delivers on Its Gruesome Title
By Sam Acosta
The relatively solid second installment in the “Halloween” reboot series acts as a bridge between the first film and the planned finale slated to come out next year. With an intriguing plot and a rather heartbreaking scene about the reality of human nature, I found this film to be an entertaining addition to the franchise.
That said, the gore is unnecessarily gratuitous and over-the-top, especially when compared to the film’s predecessor. Obviously, this is a slasher ...