The Water Seems Fine

I have to admit that when I learned a bit more about Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water I was somewhat underwhelmed (partially because the color palette of the trailer seemed too evocative of earlier Del Toro films and partially because it also seemed like a stealth Hellboy prequel, which sucks because we never ended […]

The Shape of Water – Trailer

Guillermo Del Toro is, visually speaking, one of the most distinctive directors working today. The way he lays out a scene, the color palette he uses…typically unique and unlike any anyone else. So, why am I (atypically) lukewarm toward his latest project, The Shape of Water? Maybe because it looks very much like things we […]

‘Calvary’ Review

John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary had a preview showing in Washington, DC, where the director as well as Brendan Glesson discussed not only what they were trying to do with the film, but the broader landscape that it existed in. There was a period for questions from the audience as well, which made for a pretty interesting evening.  It […]