Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who’s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

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Guillermo Del Toro’s love of other movies is the real romantic center of The Shape Of Water

In Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water, a mute janitor falls in love with a towering merman: She doesn’t mind his scales, and he doesn’t speak the language she can’t. But the real romance powering this baroquely whimsical Cold War fairytale isn’t the one between woman and fish, but rather a lifelong infatuation…

Guillermo Del Toro gets in touch with his sentimental side in extravagant The Shape Of Water

Guillermo Del Toro’s baroquely whimsical Cold War fairytale The Shape Of Water (Grade: B) is one of those movies that seems to imprint its gushing love affair with other movies—with the flickering euphoria of classic cinema—onto every image. Cinephilia has always been creative elixir for the Mexican genre maestro…

Michael Shannon and Guillermo Del Toro are making a romantic movie together

In what sounds like—but, blessedly, is not—the setup for the world’s worst piece of slash fiction, actor Michael Shannon and director Guillermo Del Toro are teaming up to make a romantic movie. Variety is reporting that the two are getting in bed with each other—sorry—for a supernatural romance that might be titled …

Paddington is a sweet, playful take on a children’s classic

In a bid for this year’s Lord-Miller Prize, writer-director Paul King (The Mighty Boosh) stuffs Paddington—his ’90s-style, mostly live-action adaptation of Michael Bond’s children’s book series—with gags, visual puns, and imaginative framing devices, all the while preserving a sense of easygoing sweetness. A dollhouse…

Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot gains a Catherine Keener and a Sally Hawkins

Charlie Kaufman’s new FX comedy pilot, How And Why, will see him reuniting with at least one frequent creative collaborator, as Catherine Keener signed on to a role in the pilot yesterday. Should the pilot go to series (which, c’mon, it’s going to), Keener will play a recurring guest role on the series, which will…