The Shape of Water

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Guillermo Del Toro: ‘I saw real corpses when I was growing up in Mexico’
In his new film Nightmare Alley, the Oscar-winning director abandons fantasy for gritty noir – but, as he knows from his childhood, humanity has its own share of monsters

Ryan Gilbey

15, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘They wanted my meerkat to sound like a Russian Alan Sugar’ – meet TV’s secret superstars
They are TV’s unsung heroes, adored yet unrecognised. But do voice artists and mask-wearers ever crave fame? From the man behind the meerkats to Star Trek’s prosthetic-laden Captain Saru, we find out

Alex Mistlin

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Richard Jenkins: ‘Oh my God, Connery was so cool. I thought Goldfinger was the greatest film ever made’
The Oscar-nominated star of The Visitor and The Shape of Water and new film The Last Shift on drag racing, doo-wop music and discovering James Bond

As told to Rich Pelley

18, Mar, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Mary Poppins, The BFG and Spectre: your complete Christmas film guide
The best festive films, from the classic The Grand Budapest Hotel, to modern favourites such as Up and Brooklyn, plus the creepy baby from Twilight and everything in between

Paul Howlett and Phil Harrison

15, Dec, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Best films of 2018 so far
The very best of 2018, from Black Panther rewriting the rules for superheroes, Gary Oldman going to war as Churchill, and Maxine Peake blazing her way through 70s sexism

Tamsin Bracher and Andrew Pulver

19, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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How gay cinema is calling on the past to point at a radical future
A wave of quietly revolutionary films are taking a thoughtful and celebratory look at queer identity – and reaping the rewards at the box office

Guy Lodge

15, Jun, 2018 @11:40 AM

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Peter Rabbit kicks Black Panther off the top of the UK box office
Family-friendly bunnies hop to the top in their first week with double the takings of Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft reboot Tomb Raider

Charles Gant

20, Mar, 2018 @1:42 PM

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Black Panther gobbles up Red Sparrow at snow-disrupted UK box office
Marvel franchise is top of the tree for third week in a row, with Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller a distant second, while Lady Bird proves an indie hit

Charles Gant

06, Mar, 2018 @12:45 PM

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Has The Shape of Water smashed the Oscars glass ceiling for fantasy and horror cinema?
The whimsical fantasy won best picture and horror satire Get Out was rewarded, but this is unlikely to be a turning point for the genre movie

Ben Child

06, Mar, 2018 @10:56 AM

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Radicalism lite: eight things we learned from the Oscars 2018
The Shape of Water’s win was one for the outsiders and trans film-makers made a breakthrough, but this year’s air of protest stopped short of tearing down the barricades

Andrew Pulver and Gwilym Mumford

05, Mar, 2018 @12:30 PM

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The Shape of Water wins best picture Oscar
Guillermo del Toro’s creature feature, starring Sally Hawkins, takes the top prize of the night at the Academy awards

Andrew Pulver

05, Mar, 2018 @7:37 AM

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The Shape of Water's Oscars win is the triumph of a real artist and immersive cinema | Peter Bradshaw
Guillermo del Toro has created a richly sensual and dreamlike film that, in the end, seduced the Academy without being too threatening

Peter Bradshaw

05, Mar, 2018 @7:34 AM

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