Brendan Michaels’s review published on Letterboxd:
“YOU WOULD RATHER DIE THAN FACE TRUTH”
- William Lindsay Gresham
The most honest film on lies and deceit.
Viewing this film in Black and White was something else, just a spectacular time getting to see it in 35mm and Black and White, which I think is the best way to see the film. I went tonight because Guillermo was going to be there for a Q&A and one of my best friends is a huge Guillermo Del Toro fan so I invited him to come. I knew it really meant a lot to him when Guillermo came out cause he almost burst into tears. I always liked Guillermo but this was the film that made me fully love him and his work and the Q&A solidified it. It’s easily the best Q&A I’ve ever been to, he has so many insightful things to say and says them so eloquently. After the Q&A my friend and I got to meet him and he signed our “Nightmare Alley” posters and we got to talk to him for a little bit. He was such a nice guy and he told us so much about cinema saying “90% of film is about looking or being looked.” My friend was more than happy to finally get to meet his hero.