Movie Reviews Editor's Picks tagged Adventure, Drama and Fantasy

  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film,…

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally Hawkins), who works as a janitor in a mysterious government laboratory. She keeps in the background,…
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Movie Reviews tagged Adventure, Drama and Fantasy

  • The Shape of Water Review (Toronto International Film Festival)

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film,…

    Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a true labor of love for the filmmaker. We’ve seen him tackle mainstream blockbuster material with Pacific Rim and Hellboy, but this new, surreal love story has more in common with his adored 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth.

    It holds the same gentle dark fantasy backbone, using dense colours to tell its story, which follows a mute woman, Eliza (Sally Hawkins), who works as a janitor in a mysterious government laboratory. She keeps in the background,…
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  • Game of Thrones Season 6: "The Winds of Winter" Review

    SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10: “The Winds of Winter,” do not read on.

    King’s Landing, more specifically the Great Sept of Baelor, is in ruins after the shocking first half of “The Winds of…

    SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10: “The Winds of Winter,” do not read on.

    King’s Landing, more specifically the Great Sept of Baelor, is in ruins after the shocking first half of “The Winds of Winter.” Cersei destroys all of her enemies with wildfire. Brother Lancel crawls towards three lit candles laid in place to ignite the secret weapon, but he is the first to meet a fiery death. His eyes glow a bright green before we see a spectacular…
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  • Game of Thrones Season 6: "No One" Review

    SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 8: “No One,” do not read on.

    “No One” begins with Sandor Clegane prowling through the trees, wielding an axe. He tracks down a group from the Brotherhood Without…

    SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 8: “No One,” do not read on.

    “No One” begins with Sandor Clegane prowling through the trees, wielding an axe. He tracks down a group from the Brotherhood Without Banners and murders them violently. One quick swing results in a decapitation, another relieves a poor man of his genitals. It’s a satisfying way to begin an episode, and while this week sees Game of Thrones at its most ultra-violent and action-oriented,…
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  • Game of Thrones Season 6: "The Broken Man" Review

    SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7: “The Broken Man,” do not read on.

    “The Broken Man” is a brisk, compact episode of Game of Thrones, bringing fan favourite characters back from presumed purgatory,…

    SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7: “The Broken Man,” do not read on.

    “The Broken Man” is a brisk, compact episode of Game of Thrones, bringing fan favourite characters back from presumed purgatory, and acts as a focused entry in a season that has been packed with a conglomerate of story lines.

    Sandor Clegane, aka The Hound, returns, still ugly as ever, brutish and invincible while slightly honorable. He is traveling around the Riverlands with…
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