The Shape of Water


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When Food Becomes Vital to Onscreen Storytelling


You can learn a lot about a character from their taste buds.

Raiders of the Lost Ark opening

How to Successfully Begin a Movie


Watch a video essay that shows why an opening sequence has the power to make or break everything that comes after.


Introducing the Science Martyr


Believe it or not, ‘Venom’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ have something in common.

Black Panther Album

Are These the Best Movie Soundtracks of the Past Year?


Music from ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Coco,’ and multiple movies scored by Jóhann Jóhannsson are among top contenders.

Pan's Labyrinth

A Guide to Magical Realism in Film


From Pan’s Labyrinth to Paddington, this storytelling technique makes watching some movies just a little more extraordinary.

Heart Of Summer

A Beginner’s Guide to Guillermo del Toro’s Monsters


The stuff from your nightmares are no match for these creatures.

Isle Of Dogs

What’s Next for the 2018 Oscar Winners?


Dying for more Frances McDormand? Wondering where else you can see Sam Rockwell? Let us guide you through their upcoming projects.

Shape Of Water Best Picture

How ‘The Shape of Water’ Won Best Picture


The Academy’s preferential ballot voting system landed Guillermo del Toro’s fish-man romance the top prize of the night.

Shape Of Water Best Picture

The Fish-Monster Sex Movie Will Not Be A Forgotten Best Picture


‘The Shape of Water’ was not the shocking victory some may have wanted, but it sure wasn’t “the safe choice.”