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Guillermo Del Toro’s Overlooked Crimson Peak Is the Director at His Best

Poor Crimson Peak. Although critics praised its art direction and moody atmosphere, Guillermo del Toro’s lavish gothic romance earned only 75 million against its 55 million budget. It faced tough box office competition and in all likelihood suffered from poor marketing choices, which depicted it as an indie horror film rather than the love story […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s Favorite Movies: 45 Films the Director Wants You to See

[Editor’s note: The following gallery was originally published in July 2019. It’s been updated multiple times since.]Guillermo del Toro’s boundless imagination, from the gothic horrors of “Crimson Peak” to the creature-feature-inspired “The Shape of Water,” has been cultivated by a lifelong love of cinema. The Mexican filmmaker proudly wears his influences on his sleeves, while […]

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Nightmare Alley Cinematographer Dan Laustsen On Shooting Blood, Smoke & Mirrors [Interview]

“I hope I don’t disappoint,” Dan Laustsen said. He doesn’t, on the big screen or in person. After years of hearing directors sing the praises of Laustsen, one of the great cinematographers working today, it was a pleasure finally speaking to the man himself. Especially about a film such as Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” which, […]

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Guillermo del Toro: ‘I could tweet 20 times a day – I’m very careful not to’

The director has a new novel out, an animation series on Netflix and two films in the pipeline – and still had time to watch three films a day in lockdownA specialist in fantasy and the supernatural, Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara in 1964. He worked as a special effects makeup […]

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Cool Stuff: A Tarot Card Deck Inspired By the Films of Guillermo del Toro Knows Your Past, Present & Future

Guillermo del Toro has never shied away from the spiritual, supernatural, and strange. Movies like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Cronos, Crimson Peak, The Devil’s Backbone, and features ghost stories, fantasy fables, unconventional romances, and more, all in a mesmerizing macabre canvas. Now the films of Guillermo del Toro are being repurposed for Tarot […]

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Bruce Greenwood, ’24’s Leslie Hope To Star In ‘Exposure’

Bruce Greenwood (The Post, The Resident), Leslie Hope (24, Crimson Peak), and Jeff Kober (Sully, Sons of Anarchy) will topline the indie drama, Exposure, directed by Jerry Ciccoritti. The story centers around Melanie (Hope), who is many years sober and contentedly married to Frank (Greenwood) until a sudden terminal diagnosis leads her to leave everything […]

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