'The Shape of Water' review
A sour trace of disappointment lingered after seeing Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, ‘The Shape of Water’. After months of consuming short bursts of adulation, leading to me constructing my own fanciful masterpiece in my head, a possible spiritual sequel to del Toro’s own 'Pan’s Labyrinth', the slow realization that 'The Shape of Water' was just good, not great, hit me like whiplash. When I saw 'Pan’s Labyrinth' for the first time years ago, I understood what Pauline Kael meant by ‘I lost it at the movies’. Del Toro’s 2006 masterclass in magical realism was entrancing and heartfelt, but also a grim and terrifying feat of cinematic poetry that spoke to certain truths about myself the more times I saw it and the older I got. But for the ‘The Shape of Water’, to paraphrase Jay-Z, it's alright but it's not real.
'The Shape of Water' Review
“The Shape of Water” is director Guillermo del Toro’s latest visionary… — Well, I wanted to end that sentence with the word masterpiece. I can’t say I’m disappointed by this film. In fact, I genuinely enjoyed it. The acting is strong, the look is stunning, and the musical choices are smart. I just wasn’t blown out of the water.
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First trailer for Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'.
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Production Begins for Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'
Guillermo del Toro's Cold-War era fantasy film The Shape of Water has started principal photography in Toronto, Canada today. The news was announced by Fox Searchlight Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley.
Michael Shannon Officially Joins Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'
Michael Shannon has joined Fox Searchlight's new film from Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water, with a cast that includes Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins.
Michael Shannon In Talks To Join Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'.
Actor Michael Shannon is currently in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film reportedly titled 'The Shape of Water'. According to The Wrap, Shannon will play the antagonist in this supernatural romance film.
Guillermo's Cold War Fantasy Film Gets a Title
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