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.
So it’s been a week since the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. It was a wild ride, but I got to see a lot of truly remarkable films, some surprising gems, and yes, some piles of trash. So I just wanted to take the time to do a recap of the festival and talk about the best and the worst that TIFF had to offer this year. Here we go!
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.”