Film: Magical moments with a monster

Film: Magical moments with a monster
Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The shape of Water

Having spent two decades forging his individual style in an often derided genre, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has peaked with The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water: Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: *****

The 15:17 To Paris: Directed by Clint Eastwood, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: **

Nobody makes films like Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican director’s ability to create ravishing, elegant fantasies that marry the ordinary to the extraordinary and carry resonant emotional undertones is unparalleled in modern cinema.

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