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How ‘Game of Thrones’ Has an Emotional Connection to ‘Shape of Water’

Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” defies all logic. Not many filmmakers could make audiences swoon and weep at the love story between a mute janitor and a fish-man.Also defying logic: The fact that those characters are related to Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and the Mother of Dragons.Vanessa Taylor, who wrote the “Shape” script with […]

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Cas Awards 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ Wins Top Sound Mixing Honor

After losing the Mpse Award for sound editing, “Dunkirk” grabbed sound mixing honors Saturday night at the 54th Cas Awards at the Omni. Pixar’s “Coco” and National Geographic’s “Jane” took the animation and documentary prizes.With the Oscars a week away, will Christopher Nolan’s audio tour-de-force win both sound editing and sound mixing? Or will it […]

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Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2018: ‘Darkest Hour’ Scores Two Prizes

“Darkest Hour” continued its march toward Oscar gold for makeup and hairstyling, winning period and special makeup effects honors Saturday night at the Muahs Awards at The Novo at L.A. Live. Oscar frontrunner Gary Oldman additionally earned the Distinguished Artisan Award for his remarkable portrayal of Winston Churchill.Oldman lured Kazuhiro Tsuji out of retirement, and […]

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2018 Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Dunkirk’ wins on way to Oscars

At Saturday’s Cinema Audio Society Awards, “Dunkirk” edged out three of its Oscar rivals for Best Sound Mixing — “Baby Driver,” “The Shape of Water” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — as well as “Wonder Woman” for the top award. The Cas snubbed “Blade Runner: 2049,” which won big with the Motion Picture Sound […]

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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game Of Thrones’ And ‘Coco’ Win Big At 2018 Cas Awards

The final, yes, the final guild honor to be handed out before the Academy Awards this year were the Cas Awards Saturday night and there were few surprises from the Cinema Audio Society. The guild awarded honors to the the presumptive winner of the Sound Mixing Oscar, “Dunkirk,” as well as the massively popular “Game […]

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‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘American Horror Story’ Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

“Darkest Hour” led the way with film winners at the 2018 Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards with two prizes. “Pitch Perfect 3,” “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” and “I, Tonya” also received awards.For television, “American Horror Story: Cult” and promotional campaigns for the series combined for three wins, while “Big Little Lies,” “Dancing […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

“Blade Runner 2049,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Dunkirk” were among the film winners at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 65th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. Netflix lorded over the television fields with wins for five series, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” picked up a pair of trophies.Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual […]

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Mpse Awards 2018: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Take Top Sound Editing Awards

It was a clear victory for sci-fi sound editing Sunday night at the 65th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure. “War for the Planet of the Apes” was the surprise winner for Dialogue/Adr, splitting honors with “Blade Runner 2049,” which grabbed the Effects/Foley prize. The big loser was “Dunkirk” (which won the […]

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The Shape of Water review – a seductively melancholy creature feature

Guillermo del Toro’s magical movie, a cold war thriller, is underpinned by a superb cast and knowing nods to Hollywood classicsIn my opinion, the 21st century has produced no finer movie than Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 masterpiece, which acts as a sister picture to his 2001 Spanish civil war ghost story, The Devil’s […]

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