SAG Awards THREE BILLBOARDS, PGA Taps SHAPE OF WATER — Michelle Hannett reports

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURIThe dark comedic drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner of the night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, taking home the award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, at this year’s ceremony on January 21. Continue reading on AWARDS INTELLIGENCER

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THE SHAPE OF WATER — review by Cate Marquis

Magical, evocative and haunting, THE SHAPE OF WATER blends Cold War thriller, fairy tale and monster movie genres in director Guillermo Del Toro’s best film since PAN’S LABYRINTH, as well as one of the year’s best. Continue reading…

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THE SHAPE OF WATER — Review by Susan Granger

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has created a poignant, fantastical fable, set in Baltimore, Maryland, at the height of the Cold War era in 1962. A lonely, mute janitor, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), discovers an exotic, aquatic Creature from the Black Lagoon, hidden in a cylindrical tank in a high-security government laboratory, run by sadistic Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) who tortures his amphibian captive with an electric cattle prod. Continue reading…

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THE SHAPE OF WATER — Review by Lauren Veneziani

The Shape of Water is the work of director, Guillermo del Toro, who is known for his visionary filmmaking. The film is a sort of Beauty and the Beast. It is set in 1962 and Sally Hawkins is a mute janitor who works in a science facility that is holding an aquatic creature to study it. She and the creature have their own way of communicating with each other through sign language, and they end up falling in love. Continue reading…

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THE SHAPE OF WATER — Review by Beth Accomando

With “The Shape of Water,” Del Toro has returned to the side of the monsters, and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief and go back to wholeheartedly embracing his films. With “The Shape of Water,” he returns to fine form by delivering a fairy tale for everyone who thought Fay Wray should have ended up with King Kong, and more specifically that Julie Adams should have paired up with the Gill Man. Continue reading…

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TIFF 2017: Best and Noteworthy Films — Julide Tanriverdi comments

tiff logoIt’s the one question that people keep asking you after you return from a film festival: Which movie did you like best? That is obviously not always easy to answer since there is a vast selection (this year TIFF showed more than 200 films). I was able to watch only 21 of them within a week. These are my personal picks. Continue reading…

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CRIMSON PEAK – Preview by Liz Whittemore

Crimson-Peak-poster-200x300With Guillermo del Toro‘s fascination for Gothic horror, Crimson Peak should be right up his aesthetic alley, along with his other iconic films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone. While del Toro has also delved into the sci-fi and comic book world with the Hellboy films (soon to be a trilogy) and Blade II, his eye for fantasy and horror is really his forte. Judging from the recently released trailer, Crimson Peak promises to be a great addition to del Toro’s filmography. Read more and watch the trailer>>

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