Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Shape of Water

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Part of this season’s Oscar conversation centers on creatively inspired creatures who play integral roles in telling ambitious stories. They include:

• A leader of apes who faces a profound inner struggle.
• A genetically engineered “pet” who’s seemingly part pig, manatee, hippo and...

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

If the Toronto International Film Festival has proven one thing, it's that Guillermo del Toro can work a room.

At the premiere of his festival sensation and surefire Oscar contender "The Shape of Water," the good-humored Mexican director had the audience of the Elgin Theatre in his thrall...

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller "The Shape of Water" took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental disaster loomed large on the screen.

Del Toro was named winner of the Golden Lion by a jury...

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

Few institutions in cinema can match the teeming, overwhelming Toronto International Film Festival as a conversation-starting force. It simply has a lot of movies worth talking about.

And this year, many of the films that will parade down Toronto red carpets will hope to shift the...

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is an aquatic "Beauty and the Beast," a transgressive fairy tale about a young woman's love for a scaly creature from the Amazonian depths.

Like the best fables, it's also rooted in the real world: the story of a migrant from the south facing a...

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

The Venice Film Festival is kicking off the fall cinema season with searing drama, serious glamour and a crop of new movies vying for attention, awards and acclaim.

Thanks to its late-summer time slot, just ahead of rivals in Telluride and Toronto, the world's oldest cinema festival has...