guillermo del toro

“Pacific Rim: Uprising,” like other members of the sci-fi cesspool of mediocrity, delivers excessive CGI and empty plot. That said, stomaching some of the more stereotypical aspects of the film reveals interesting dialogue and sociopolitical parallelisms that will, at the ...

This year’s Academy Awards were some of the most unpredictable that I’ve witnessed, as they provided answers to several burning questions in the cultural conversation — notably, who would take home Best Picture in the most open field of the decade, ...

Just like any awards season, this year’s Oscar nominations revealed no shortage of snubs or surprises when they were announced Jan. 23. But this highly competitive race will end in a photo finish, with the potential to either be frustratingly ...

A janitor at a government laboratory befriends an amphibian creature. If you pitched that idea to most directors, they likely would have thought it too strange. But most directors are not Guillermo del Toro. After all, strange is del Toro’s ...

Few directors could pull off a love story between a mute janitor and an alien creature. Even fewer could turn that premise into one of this year’s most captivating films, “The Shape of Water.” With his latest flick, director and ...

It’s Halloween. And you’re hiding a dark secret. No, your skeleton in the closet is not the actual skeleton that you’re keeping in the closet. That dark secret is safe until your eventual and terrible breakdown. No, your skeleton in ...

From the outside, Crimson Peak is a haunted house horror film from Guillermo del Toro, a teddy bear of a man with a horror background and a penchant for fantastic monster design. Released on Oct. 16, it’s one of the ...