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Nightmare Alley
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[Opens Dec. 17 in theaters.] After learning the ropes from a wise, washed-up mentalist (David Strathairn) and his alleged clairvoyant wife (Toni Collette) at a traveling carnival run by a no?nonsense owner (Willem Dafoe) in 1939 in Guillermo del Toro's gripping, original, captivating, well-written, complex, twist-filled, unpredictable, star-studded (Mary Steenburgen, Tim Blake Nelson, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr., David Hewlett, Holt McCallany, Jim Beaver, Mark Povinelli, Paul Anderson, and Romina Power), 150-minute psychological thriller remake of the 1947 film dominated by superb acting and based on William Lindsay Gresham's 1946 novel, a charming, charismatic con artist (Bradley Cooper) heads to New York City with his carny lover (Rooney Mara) and meets a fascinating, duplicitous psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who helps him pull an elaborate, money-raising con on a skeptical, wealthy, guilt-ridden business tycoon (Richard Jenkins).

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