No new wide release films come out this weekend, but more awards season hopefuls open in limited release as well as the rerelease of one of the year’s biggest films. We have Christopher Nolan’s WWII epic “Dunkirk,” Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” James Franco’s highly anticipated “The Disaster Artist,” Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-frontrunner “The Shape of Water.” Let’s get more in depth with each of these films!
“The Shape of Water,” dir. Guillermo Del Toro
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
Sorry for the delay on this post, but let’s get ready to go down day 6! I got to catch a second screening of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” while also checking out Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman,” and finally Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”
“Pacific Rim” was one of the most fun films I had seen in the past several years. Guillermo Del Toro knew how to masterfully construct cheer-enducing action sequences featuring larger-than-life robots and monsters. It was truly a visual feast to watch, especially in the IMAX 3D format.
Well word just came from Del Toro himself that he is “working very, very hard with Zak Penn,” on the script for a sequel! Continue reading