The Shape Of Water would have been less popular if she'd fucked a dolphin, reports guy who once fucked a dolphin

Among the many conversation points circling Guillermo Del Toro’s recent Best Picture winner, The Shape Of Water, one of the most prominent was its sexual aspect, and, specifically, the physical relationship between Sally Hawkins’ Elisa and the “asset,” played by Doug Jones. Much ink has been spilled in recent months…

The Shape Of Water proved there are only so many ways to write human/fish love stories

The Shape Of Water might be the Academy’s favorite flick of the year, but that hasn’t erased the accusations of plagiarism that have plagued Guillermo Del Toro’s super-moist love story. Paul Zindel’s 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper bears some striking similarities to The Shape of Water, from the central…

What does the Academy’s changing makeup mean for Best Picture?

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are breaking down a category and giving us their picks for who …

It’s Frances McDormand’s award to lose in the Oscar race for Best Actress

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is breaking down a category and giving us their picks for who …

This year’s Best Director category is the strongest in recent memory

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Two tough mothers lead a tight race for Best Supporting Actress

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Sam Rockwell will probably win Best Supporting Actor, but our hearts belong to another

The 90th Academy Awards are coming up Sunday, March 4th and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

That was Guillermo Del Toro’s breathing we heard in The Shape Of Water

There are plenty of filmmakers who find a way to include themselves in their projects (though few have had the gall to cast themselves as the savior of the world). Guillermo Del Toro’s self-directed cameos have all been as delightfully strange as he is, whether he’s playing a guy dressed as a dragon in Hellboy, or…

BAFTA Film Awards honor Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri above all others

The Shape Of Water and Get Out have been the favorites during this year’s award season, with both making good showings at multiple award shows and setting their hopes high for the upcoming Academy Awards in March, but the British Academy somewhat broke from the pack a bit for today’s BAFTA Film Awards by giving Three…

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 Shape Of Water is still trying to dodge multiple plagiarism accusations 

For months now, Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water has been facing a number of plagiarism accusations, with the outcry gaining a bit of steam thanks to the film’s many Academy Award nominations. Digg has put together a breakdown of the things that The Shape Of Water seems suspiciously similar to, specifically…

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 Producers Guild really appreciated the producing on The Shape Of Water

The Producers Guild Awards certainly aren’t the least exciting event of the time period we like to refer to as Awards Season, but it’s hard to ignore that they’re regularly overshadowed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards—which are happening tonight, as usual, just a day after the PGAs. Still, while the actors are…

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…