The Politics of Culture: The Mexican Cinema Series (2/7)

“When it was suggested to Churchill that he should close the museums and stop the funds for every cultural project because the country needed money for the war, his response was that if we sell this and close that, then what are we fighting for?”

Myths and Monsters: The Films of Guillermo del Toro

For Guillermo del Toro, it was what lay beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child and that inspires him creatively as a writer and director today. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that…

The Shape of Water Review

The Shape of Water is an impossibly beautiful exploration of love, friendship and humanity; part drama, part heist movie, part thriller, all fantasy, expertly crafted in the way that only director Guillermo del Toro can.

Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters

“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being…

From The Crypt: Getting To Know Guillermo del Toro

Crimson Peak is upon us. Released this week, Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Romance takes us to a beautifully creepy mansion, following in the footsteps Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) to the home of her new love, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), and his sister Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain)….a home which is host for ghostly apparitions, and where all is not as it seems….