Tag Archives: Guillermo del Toro

Cinema Review – The Shape of Water

Eliza (Sally Hawkins) has friends in her neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins) and her colleague Zelda (Octavia Spencer), but since she cannot speak, she is a woman who very much lives in her own world. When the secret government facility where she works brings in a top-secret experiment – an amphibian man – Eliza finds a kindred spirit in the creature, but when her new friend is threatened, Eliza must find a way to defend him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Crimson Peak

Young author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) has long since believed in ghosts, after her mother’s spectre appeared to her at a young age with a cryptic warning. Years later, Edith finds herself swept off her feet by the handsome, mysterious and charming Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). After tragedy strikes, Edith desperately wants to escape the memories of home, and sets out to make a new one with Thomas and his inscrutable sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain), in a crumbling mansion that is filled with holes, memories and blood coloured clay. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

In the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo (Martin Freeman) finds himself dealing with a Thorin (Richard Armitage) driven mad with greed, the people of Laketown flee from the fearsome Smaug, and the entire company faces threats from within, and without. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Wolverine

Logan (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by a man whose life he saved many years before. While there, he becomes embroiled in a family conflict that forces him to confront his past. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Pacific Rim

In the not too distant future, aliens have invaded Earth through a portal hidden deep under the ocean. The human race has created huge robots – piloted by two people – in order to battle the Kaiju and survive. Former pilot Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam) must team up with a rookie in a last ditch effort to save the world. Continue reading

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