Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Shape Of Water

Guillermo del Toro proves -- again -- that he is a cinematic genius.

The Shape of Water is exactly what one might expect from a film conceived, nurtured, and directed by del Toro -- superb, innovative cinematography, a consistent thematic feel throughout, subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) dichotomies between characters, and vivid, richly saturated visuals.

You know the film is a fantasy, but del Toro makes the viewer feel that maybe the story really could happen!

The Shape of Water is the perfect example of a movie one must see in a dark, quiet theater.

The Post

Fir the life of me I can't understand why, in a movie about the Trump administration, everything looks as if it takes place in 1971.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Based on ancient play
Add modern twists, thrills, and fears
Acting is superb

Helpless, forced to choose
Due to past mistakes and sins
Someone has to pay

Distinctive, surreal,
Most peculiar from the start
Odd, yet enthralling