The Shape of Water
By now, many know of filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro's Bleak House, the name he has given his museum-sized collection of horror-related paraphernalia. It's telling that he loves his monsters so. Many who feel they don't fit in anywhere identify with monsters: not just attacking, murderous things, but figures like King Kong or Frankenstein's creation, outcast creatures that have souls and just want to live. Del Toro probably isn't even capable of telling a monster story that isn't somehow connected to the human condition, and his The Shape of Water is perhaps his loveliest film so far, easily on par with his masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth (2006)...