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Nightmare Alley: Sad but True, by David Bax

Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley is, to be clear, not a remake of Edmund Goulding’s 1947 film but rather another adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel. The hallmarks of noir fiction–a dissatisfied man cast his scruples aside and attempts...


Jim’s Top Ten of 2018

For a long time my relationship with 2018’s cinematic offerings resembled that of the protagonist of a romantic comedy who fell in love with his best friend: I was always looking for something that would sweep me off my feet...

Snakes on a Midnight Meat Train, by David Bax 0

Snakes on a Midnight Meat Train, by David Bax

A cult film requires a gestation period to be born. Sometimes all that is required is the time it takes a film to move from theaters to home video, as with Office Space or, arguably, The Doom Generation. Other times,...