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"The Shape of Water" from Guillermo Del Toro premieres to raves at Venice

Best Actress nom for Sally Hawkins?

Sally Hawkins stars as a mute cleaner at a U.S. government aerospace facility who bonds with an amphibious creature in Guillermo del Toro's Cold War romantic fairy tale.
The Hollywood Reporter
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replies 51Aug 31, 2017 7:28 AM +00:00

Variety

For those few cinema scholars who speak of some motion pictures as “films,” and others as “movies,” Guillermo Del Toro’s glorious “The Shape of Water” refu…
Variety
--Anonymous
replies 1Aug 31, 2017 7:32 AM +00:00

"Amelie and Creature from the Black Lagoon."

Splash II?

--Anonymous
replies 2Aug 31, 2017 7:42 AM +00:00

I loved it

--Anonymous
replies 3Aug 31, 2017 7:46 AM +00:00

Did you see it R3?

It looks corny.

--Anonymous
replies 4Aug 31, 2017 7:57 AM +00:00

Octavia Spencer is also getting talk for a supporting nomination.

--Anonymous
replies 5Aug 31, 2017 7:59 AM +00:00

If del Toro wins Best Director -- then a Mexican will have won that award for the fourth time in five years. Not bad, three amigos

--Anonymous
replies 6Aug 31, 2017 8:03 AM +00:00

I think it looks interesting. At least it's not a remake or a comic book movie.

--Anonymous
replies 7Aug 31, 2017 8:35 AM +00:00

What's not to like? Featuring character actor, Richard Jenkins, in another gay role...

In the Cold War-set *The Shape of Water*, the Mexican director takes aim at the desire to Make America Great Again.
HWD
--Anonymous
replies 8Sep 4, 2017 8:58 PM +00:00

She's mute in it? That has been done to death. (Marlee, Holly Hunter, Jane Wyman, Miss Patty Duke)

Enough. Learn your lines.

--M
replies 9Sep 4, 2017 9:18 PM +00:00

It just won the Golden Lion. Surefire Oscar contender now.

--Anonymous
replies 10Sep 9, 2017 1:45 PM +00:00

Guillermo is the first Mexican filmmaker to win the prize.

UPDATE, writethru with backstage comments: Guillermo del Toro’s lyrical period fairy tale, The Shape Of Water, was crowned with the top prize Golden Lion here tonight at the Venice Film Festival. T…
Deadline
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replies 11Sep 9, 2017 1:49 PM +00:00

Red band trailer.

IN THEATERS DECEMBER 8 From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold...
YouTube
--Anonymous
replies 12Sep 15, 2017 6:23 AM +00:00

I saw it. It's great and NOT Amelie twee at all. There are stunning moments of gothic brutality. A bit easier to take than Pan's Labyrinth ... but still a beautiful hybrid of a movie.

Hawkins and Spencer are fucking superb.

--Anonymous
replies 13Sep 15, 2017 6:30 AM +00:00

R13 I so hope Hawkins get the Oscar for this. She's such an antidote to the Lawrences of this world.

--Anonymous
replies 14Sep 15, 2017 6:31 AM +00:00

*gets

--r14
replies 15Sep 15, 2017 6:32 AM +00:00

Everybody's so uniformly excellent in this: Hawking, Jenkins, Spencer, Stuhlbarg. Michael Shannon plays such an odious character that it's easy to overlook how good he is, too.

--Anonymous
replies 16Sep 15, 2017 6:37 AM +00:00

Hawkins^^, not Hawking.

--R16
replies 17Sep 15, 2017 6:37 AM +00:00

Why are women so often paired with animal love interests in movies?

--Anonymous
replies 18Sep 15, 2017 6:51 AM +00:00

Looking forward to it. I thought Hellboy was underrated.

--Anonymous
replies 19Sep 15, 2017 7:04 AM +00:00

Guillermo Del Toro loves children death, incest, now bestiality.

--Anonymous.
replies 20Sep 15, 2017 7:04 AM +00:00

THE SPIRAL STARICASE meets CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.

--Anonymous
replies 21Sep 15, 2017 7:05 AM +00:00

Patty Duke said "Wa-wa".

--Anonymous
replies 22Sep 15, 2017 7:07 AM +00:00

Big loser at Spirit Award nominations. What happened? I still remember the near-deafening hype when this opened at film festivals.

--Anonymous
replies 23Nov 24, 2017 12:36 PM +00:00

Give her a Golden Globe first so she can give another batshit-crazy speech and blow her Oscar chances again.

--Mike Leigh, bitter
replies 24Nov 24, 2017 12:50 PM +00:00

Michael Shannon plays an odious character? Groundbreaking. I still haven’t recovered from his terrifying Off-Broadway performance as the Narrator In Our Town. It was like he used Jeffrey Dahmer for inspiration in this classic piece of Americana. Talk about a choice!

--Anonymous
replies 25Nov 24, 2017 12:51 PM +00:00

Video review by Alonso Duralde, Ben Mankiewicz and Christy Lemire. Stunning, emotional, multi-quadrant movie. Has every shade of green you can think of.

I had no idea Stuhlbarg was in this movie as well.

The Shape of Water starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Octavia Spencer directed by Guillermo del Toro is reviewed by Alonso Duralde (TheWrap, Linole...
YouTube
--Anonymous
replies 26Nov 30, 2017 2:32 PM +00:00

Can this director ever fail or lay an egg?

--Anonymous
replies 27Nov 30, 2017 2:40 PM +00:00

R27 Crimson Peak wasn't that good and The Strain was pretty awful.

--Anonymous
replies 28Nov 30, 2017 2:45 PM +00:00

I wasnt crazy about his remake of Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark.

--Anonymous
replies 29Nov 30, 2017 2:55 PM +00:00

I'm one of the (I assume) very few who did not like Pan's Labyrinth. I didn't think the brutality was "earned" and I didn't think he got into the mind of a child, as many said he did. I'm interested in the new one in part because I think Hawkins is great.

--Anonymous
replies 30Nov 30, 2017 5:05 PM +00:00

I saw this tonight and was absolutely blown away. It’s honestly one of the best moviegoing experiences I’ve had in years. I could easily see it being nominated for 10 Oscars: Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor (Jenkins), Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Makeup, and Score. This is one people will be watching for years to come.

--Anonymous
replies 31Dec 4, 2017 5:57 PM +00:00

Does she have to have sex with the monster because she is a kind of monster because she is skinny, plain and mute?

--Anonymous
replies 32Dec 4, 2017 6:13 PM +00:00

I didn't like Pan's Labyrinth and all I can remember is that I didn't like it and there was something gross about it and it was not aesthetically pleasing.

--Anonymous
replies 33Dec 4, 2017 6:14 PM +00:00

R28 Crimson Peak was just dreadful, I agree.

I liked Pan's Labyrinth at the time, but I don't think it's held up that well. I saw the Devil's Backbone a couple of years ago and liked it enough. I can't put my finger on why, but The Shape of Water looks different from the other films of his that I've seen. I'm intrigued by it.

--Anonymous
replies 34Dec 4, 2017 7:20 PM +00:00

People have begun referring to Octavia as "The Black M." Which is horribly, horribly, HORRIBLY insulting to Octavia's talent.

--G
replies 35Dec 4, 2017 7:32 PM +00:00

Sounds interesting just need to know one thing: is it gory? I love suspense but I hate brutality and gore.

--Anonymous
replies 36Dec 4, 2017 9:59 PM +00:00

I heard the creature eats cats. I assume this is supposed to be quirky and cute, so I’ll miss this one.

--Anonymous
replies 37Dec 5, 2017 9:13 AM +00:00

Not quite, r37. Actually, the creature is a huge fan of “Cats” the musical. Which is admittedly rather disgusting in its own way.

--Anonymous
replies 38Dec 5, 2017 1:02 PM +00:00

Cannot wait to see it I am a sucker for romance combined with fantasy.

--Anonymous
replies 39Dec 5, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

"The creature eats cats?" How original.

--ALF
replies 40Dec 5, 2017 5:49 PM +00:00

It looks fascinating.

--Anonymous
replies 41Dec 6, 2017 9:34 AM +00:00

OH GOD, I HADNT BEEN SO EXCITED TO SEE A MOVIE FOR AGES- SO excited from the trailer, to see this. Even though I agree with R30 and R33 COMPLETELY about PAN but.....

THIS MOVIE IS FOR CHILDREN- WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT! I'M SO SICK OF SURFACE AND NO SUBSTANCE. WHAT THE FUCK? HOW OLD ARE THESE CREATIVES? 10? CANT THEY CRAFT SOMETHING WITH DEPTH AND SOME DEGREE OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? AND CANT I STOP USING CAPS?? NO, I CANT. I AM SO PISSED AT HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW FOR GLIDING ON THE SURFACE WHEN THERE COULD HAVE BEEN REAL DIALOGUE ABOUT THESE 2 WORLDS MEETING.

CRAP-CRAP-CRAP- LONG LONG BORING AMATEURISH SLOP. NO WONDER IT DIDNT WIN SCREENPLAY FROM LA CRITICS. WHO'S WATCHING OVER THESE EXPENSIVE PIECES OF DRIVEL??? WHAT A WASTE OF A GREAT IDEA AND AS R33 SAID, NOT AESTHETICALLY PLEASING .

THE LAST TIME I HAD SO MUCH FUN WAS WATCHING HAMILTON ON STAGE FEELING EVERY BIT AS DUPED TO BE THERE AS I WAS HERE. DONT GO! I WARN YOU. WAIT FOR NETFLIX AND FAST FORWARD TO THE DANCE SEQUENCE

The Shape of Water hammers away at a cliché message: What’s ugly is midcentury American prejudice. The real monster is human ...
National Review
--BEST PART BUT TOO LATE TO SAVE THIS SINKER
replies 42Dec 6, 2017 1:42 PM +00:00

R42 is wrong about Hamilton and wrong about The Shape of Water, which is a beautiful, exhilarating film.

--Anonymous
replies 43Dec 6, 2017 1:49 PM +00:00

That is what I expected it to be, R42. Good comments. I saw another ad for it today and I thought: I am not going to that.

The Square is kind of fun. Have you seen it?

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--R33
replies 44Dec 6, 2017 1:53 PM +00:00

R42 Well, that's disappointing to hear. However, Kyle Smith is trash and your opinion is kinda invalidated by linking to that ridiculous website on a homosexual message board.

--Anonymous
replies 45Dec 6, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

Sorry R45-I'm not homosexual and just happened to find that review while looking up others who didnt like it either. I dont know that website yet feel NO ONE is invalidated for their opinions. NO ONE.

NOT EVEN HOMOSEXUALS

;)

And thank you R44 for that. Looks good!

--Anonymous
replies 46Dec 6, 2017 2:19 PM +00:00

Lol love an all caps review from the National Review!

With some tweaks this could have been the creature from the black lagoon installment of the dark universe. But no, they seem to be determined to make the dark universe pictures soulless, extremely loud and cgi laden shitfests.

--Anonymous
replies 47Dec 6, 2017 3:18 PM +00:00

R46, you don’t know what the National Review is?

Close your mouth, dear—you’ll attract flies.

--Anonymous
replies 48Dec 6, 2017 3:21 PM +00:00

does she fuck the beast? could be a bigger scandale than armie plowing timmy

--Anonymous
replies 49Dec 6, 2017 3:29 PM +00:00

Does the monsters pussy stink?

--Anonymous
replies 50Dec 6, 2017 9:39 PM +00:00

R48-

I didnt check the website nor the reviewer.

I just listened to his words.

if you need externals to judge someone/thing as valid or not, good luck with that.

But I'm from a mindset that doesnt believe in labels of good or bad-nor give much credence to such things

You get more from people that way and have more to offer a discussion than your unrelated comments.

--The fly going in is yours
replies 51Dec 7, 2017 12:29 AM +00:00