Thursday February 20, 2020

Film: Magical moments with a monster

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

18th February, 2018
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Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The shape of Water

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.

Having spent two decades forging his individual style in an often derided genre, del Toro has peaked with The Shape of Water, a fairytale crossed with a monster movie that is altogether wonderful. And his story of outsider underdogs sticking...

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