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The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominations for the 75th Golden Globes this morning and, as you’d expect, the recipients were overjoyed. Here’s a sample of this year’s reactions. “This is good news for Albert Einstein. I bel…

Sally Hawkins has endured this sort of attention before and let’s make sure to put an emphasis on “endured.” She was a critic’s darling when she burst on the scene in Mike Leigh’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” winning every…

The live-action/animation hybrid “Paddington,” which starred Ben Whishaw as the voice of the title bear from Michael Bond‘s book series, made a big impression when it moseyed into theaters in 2015. While it cost $55 million to make, it earned ove…

Guillermo del Toro is taking a year long break from directing, but he’s leaving us with a gem to treasure in “The Shape Of Water.” And as he tells Collider, part of the reason he’s taking a breather is to savor the moment with h…

“There’s a lot to love about The Shape of Water; if only it came together better.” The post The Shape of Water Review appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Early word on 2014’s “Paddington” was tentative at best. The live-action/CGI revival of the iconic British children’s character, created by Michael Bond (who passed away sadly this year) gave off a slight early whiff of “Garfield” or “Marmaduke,” had a rather unpromising early trailer, and even spawned the Creepy Paddington meme in advance of its release. But when Paul King‘s film arrived, it proved to be a delight: a near-Pixar level of family entertainment with big laughs, a gigantic heart, real cinematic magic, and an utterly vital message about refugees. Continue reading Full Trailer For ‘Paddington 2’ With Ben Whishaw & Hugh Grant [Watch] at The Playlist.

Venice? Check. Telluride? Check. TIFF? Pretty much, check. The three major film festivals that traditionally mark the start of Oscar season are officially over (TIFF runs until the weekend, but all the major premieres are in the bag). And, for the first time in recent history, there is no real Best Picture frontrunner yet (let alone two when “12 Years A Slave” and “Gravity” split pundits four years ago). There are no Buzzfeed articles out of Toronto proclaiming [insert movie title] is winning Oscar’s top prize or that collective feeling out of Telluride that no matter what happens the industry on hand simply love it too much for it to lose (see “Argo,” “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech”). Continue reading There Are No Frontrunners Yet, So Here’s Some Unsolicited Oscar Advice For Hollywood at The Playlist.

I’m back from the Toronto International Film Festival and still getting my bearings, but Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape Of Water” was the best film I saw at the fest, hands down. Beautifully shot, astoundingly written, and filled with warmth that nearly overflows off the screen, his fairy tale for adults is a story that makes heroes out for freaks, outcasts, overlooked, and marginalized. It’s a dazzling masterpiece, which is why you shouldn’t watch this trailer. Continue reading ‘The Shape Of Water’: NSFW Trailer For Guillermo del Toro’s Adult Fairy Tale at The Playlist.

TORONTO – The ride has already begun for Guillermo del Toro and “The Shape of Water.”  A return to the prestige horror that del Toro broke through with “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Shape” earned at raves at the Venice Film Festival before earning the adoration of the Academy members at the Telluride Film Festival a few days later.  The Mexican born filmmaker was relaxing in Los Angeles before heading to Toronto when he learned he needed to return to Venice for a jury honor.  Continue reading ‘The Shape of Water’: Guillermo del Toro Says Richard Jenkins’ Character Written For Ian McKellen [Interview] at The Playlist.