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….

10 Incredible Shots From Oscar Winning Cinematographers

In the past ten years, nine cinematographers have walked away from the Academy Awards with the Oscar statuette (with Robert Richardson picking up the award twice, for Hugo and The Aviator). Showing an expert use of framing, lighting and colour, these experts of their trade have created some of the most visually beautiful films in recent history. Lets…

Ranking Guillermo del Toro’s Movies

For Guillermo del Toro, it’s what lies beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child, and inspires him creatively as a director. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that can feed his obsession with…