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Doug Jones and Guillermo Del Toro have a bone to pick with that Shape Of Water dildo

The Shape Of Water’s sex scenes have sparked a lot of discussion, most of which has centered on what a potentially divine amphibian’s dick would look like. All this scaly speculation has already inspired the creation of a dildo, called the “Jewel Of The Amazon,” which has already sold out online (though the maker,…

The A.V. Club weighs in on the snubs and nods of this year’s Oscar nominations

Katie Rife: Well, we’ve reached the pinnacle of awards season: The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Watching the live stream, there were two films that exceeded my admittedly cynical expectations: Get Out defied the Academy’s historical bias against genre films with four major nominations—Best…

The Critics' Choice Awards choose Ted Danson, Elisabeth Moss, and The Shape Of Water (plus a whole bunch more)

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association got together to let their hair down tonight, handing out their picks for the top artistic contributions of 2017 (i.e., the Critics’ Choice Awards). Guillermo Del Toro turned out to be the night’s big winner on the film side of…

Natalie Portman will be happy to hear that the Director's Guild nominees aren't all dudes

“And here are the all male nominees,” is how Natalie Portman pointedly chose to introduce the total sausage party of a Best Director lineup at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. It was one of the most memorable moments of an evening whose unofficial theme was Hollywood’s ongoing reckoning with its legacy of sexism, abuse,…

The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead this year's BAFTA film noms

Awards-granting bodies tend to love movies about the love of movies (See also: La La Land), which helps account for the love currently being heaped upon The Shape Of Water. (It’s also a good film, if not one of our favorites of the year.) Either that, or the members of the British Academy are really into human-fish…

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The Shape Of Water is Guillermo Del Toro at peak cinephile

We’re back with another edition of Film Club. This week, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water, a Cold War-era love story between a woman and a fishman that also doubles as a romance between Del Toro and his lifelong infatuation with…

The Last Jedi arrives, plus 26 other movies coming this December

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

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…