Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Nightmare Alley first published by EyeforFilm (1 Dec 2005) In a traveling carnival, selfish, ambitious Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) attaches himself to the seeress Zeena (Joan Blondell), in order to learn the tricks of the trade, and then elopes with the younger Molly (Coleen Gray) to Chicago, where he performs a successful mind reading act…

Computer Chess (2013)

Review first published by Film4. Synopsis: Mumblecore moviemaker Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax) looks back to the pioneering days of computers (and video cameras). Review: It is the ominous-sounding year of 1984. A collection of geeky computer pioneers converge on a shabby hotel for an annual chess competition that pits one state-of-the-art…