Guillermo del Toro

This Photo of a Completely Peeled Pomegranate Is Weirdly Disturbing

Pomegranates are such a wonderful fruit. They're full of healthful antioxidants, and they add color and flavor to everything from salads to …

Beverages

Firsts: Guillermo del Toro's first movie Cronos is a cult horror masterpiece

Having just surfaced from <i>The Shape of Water</i>, Golden Globe winner Guillermo del Toro has undoubtedly proven himself as both a magician and master of …

Golden Globes

Stranger Things actor David Harbour to officiate fan wedding after Twitter bet

The 42-year-old, who plays the charismatic police chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix show, was asked by Twitter user @ErickaElizabth: "what would it …

Millie Bobby Brown

Guillermo del Toro meets the Black Lagoon in creature double feature

Seeing Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” shape up as one of this year’s Oscar heavyweights has been a pleasure, and that pleasure gets amplified Friday in a double bill that’s part of American Cinematheque’s “Fairy Tales for Troubled Times" series.<p>Screening first is “Shape.” Magical, …

Filmmaking

In My Fantasy, I Caught Up To Reality | Modern Love 98

Support the news<p>There is power in fantasy. It can help us escape. And for John Gfroerer, it helped him carry on.<p>Richard Jenkins was nominated for a …

Richard Jenkins

Five Films Separate From Awards Season Pack

It’s pretty clear at this moment in the Oscar race that five films tower above the rest and, in keeping with the tradition of the season, those films …

Movies

A Look Inside the VFX of "The Shape of Water"

<i>(Spoilers)</i> A look at some of the visual effects used in Guillermo Del Toro’s wonderful film, and how VFX artists used green screen, CGI, and other …

David Fincher

Is 'The Last Jedi' Eligible For Oscar Nominations? The Star Wars Movie Deserves The Chance To Win Gold

This year's Golden Globes were a sweet surprise for genre fans used to seeing their favorites snubbed during awards season, as shown by examples like …

Star Wars

Gina Rodriguez Outfitted To Host Costume Designers Guild Awards; Career Honorees Set

The Costume Designers Guild said today that Gina Rodriguez will host its 20th CDGAs next month. The group also named the recipients of its 2018 …

TV

AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards: 'The Post' Leads Nominees

'Get Out,' 'Lady Bird,' 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' 'The Shape of Water' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' were nominated for best …

Darkest Hour

Capsule reviews of feature films

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. 3 stars. Handsome production set in 1983 Italy, where a professor (Michael Stuhlbarg) is hosting a handsome student (Armie …

Movies

I Have an Issue with the Fish Sex in The Shape of Water

I’ve been thinking a lot about fish sex lately, ever since Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i>, which stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, …

Award Shows

How The Shape of Water’s visual effects turned a merman into a romantic lead

New-school computer artistry and old-school makeup effects combine to create a timeless creature<p>Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, <i>The Shape of Water</i>, contains many of the director’s hallmarks: it’s a meticulously rendered fairy tale about outsiders and misfits, it’s obsessed with ghosts of the past, …

Michael Shannon

9 Films We Hope Get Oscar Nominations in 2018

With the Oscar nominations just over the horizon (January 24), we’ve been thinking about the movies we’ve loved this year that deserve serious …

Movies

2018 Oscar predictions: How ‘The Shape of Water’ could win Best Picture over more divisive frontrunners

After winning the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards, “The Shape of Water” could now be on its way to a surprise Best Picture victory at the …

The Oscars

TV Critics Share Their Best Interview Experiences — IndieWire Survey

While David Lynch and Guillermo del Toro are obvious favorites, lesser-known interviews can also make an impact.<p><i>Every week, IndieWire asks a select</i> …

TV

2018 Oscars Best Director race: Which DGA Awards nominee is most likely to be snubbed by Academy Awards?

The DGA Awards nominees for Best Director are: <b>Guillermo del Toro</b> (“The Shape of Water”), <b>Greta Gerwig</b> (“Lady Bird”), <b>Martin McDonagh</b> (“Three Billboards …

The Oscars

Lady Bird Featurette Focuses on the Incredible Direction of Greta Gerwig

<b>Lady Bird</b> is one of the major awards contenders this season, and it will likely end up with a Best Picture nomination when all is said and done. The …

Greta Gerwig

'Frankenstein' turns 200: Mary Shelley's horror story was published this month in 1818

On a miserably rainy night in June 1816, a group of friends and lovers huddled around the fireplace in their rented villa near Lake Geneva, telling …

Literature

For Real Action, There’s No Substitute for Stunt Professionals in Movie Production

Filmmakers use visual effects to create spectacular images, but the technology has yet to be devised that can replicate all human movement. For that …

Movies

Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer Reuniting For Road Trip Comedy

<i>The Help</i> costars Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer are reuniting for an as yet untitled road trip movie comedy from Universal. Chastain herself …

Octavia Spencer

Del Toro creates magic in Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro's new Cold War era science-fiction film The Shape of Water had the potential to be a disaster.

Movies

Women Rock the 23rd Critics Choice Awards | Festivals & Awards

What a joy to attend the Critics Choice Awards on the heels of the female-driven Golden Globes Awards earlier in the week, as women across the globe …

TV

21 Things You Never Knew About J.J. Abrams' 'Cloverfield'

Has it really been ten years since "Cloverfield" hit theaters, seemingly out of nowhere?<p>The monster movie, from producer J.J. Abrams and director Matt Reeves received, no pre-release hype or casting notices, just a buzz-inducing teaser trailer and a mysterious promotional campaign.<p>In the meantime, …

Movies

Defending And Re-imagining 'Racist' ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Last December 31 will go down in my personal New Year’s Eve history as the one I spent watching the then-soon-to-be presumptive leading contender for Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars. Call me lame, but at least I remembered <i>Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> when I woke up alone and <i>not</i> …

Frances McDormand

How Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ Creature Was Inspired by Robert Redford

When Guillermo del Toro started developing “The Shape of Water,” he knew there were two keys to the film’s success: a strong script and the right …

Filmmaking

Box Office: 'Black Panther' Just One Chance For Moviegoers To Vote With Their Wallets

We are one month out from the domestic theatrical release of Walt Disney’s <i>Black Panther</i>. Okay, fine, technically we’re less than one month out if you count Thursday previews, but cut me some “my kids got up really early on MLK Day” slack. Official pre-release tracking probably won’t drop until a …

Movies

The Seamless Transitions in ‘The Shape of Water’

Editor Sidney Wolinsky shouldn’t be overlooked this awards season.<p>When a film has the remarkable story of love and humanity that <i>The Shape of Water</i> …

Filmmaking

Oscar Race 2018: Whose Voice Is Loudest?

Two big things happened in the Oscar race this past week. One was the announcement of the Directors Guild Award nominations, usually a strong predictor of the Academy's Best Director and Best Picture choices.<p>The other was that Academy voters turned in their nomination ballots, long before they can …

Jordan Peele

‘The Shape of Water’ Will Be the Best Picture Nominee to Beat

Anne Thompson weighs the pros and cons of the 2018 Oscar frontrunners, and comes down on the side of Amphibian Man.<p>This year, it looks like the five …

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