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Guillermo Del Toro And Doug Jones Immediately ‘Clicked’ On The Set Of Mimic

Filmmakers tend to have their muses; that one actor within whom they’ve found a creative partner, and whom they work with time and time again. Martin Scorsese has Robert De Niro, Quentin Tarantino has Samuel L. Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro has Doug Jones. Of the 12 films del Toro has directed thus far, Jones […]

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Guillermo del Toro Defends ‘Bardo’: ‘To Anyone Confused About the Plot, My Condolences’

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo” has proven one of the most divisive films of the year, drawing mixed reactions out of Venice before finally arriving in theaters earlier this month — and 22 minutes shorter than its initial version. The sprawling, deeply personal tale of a journalist and filmmaker (Daniel Giménez Cacho) who returns to his […]

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The Guts and Gore of ‘Terrifier 2’ Deserve Your Makeup Awards Attention

The Academy Award for Best Makeup (which added Hairstyling in 1993) has only been around, in earnest, since 1981. That year, macabre special effects genius Rick Baker won for transforming David Naughton into a grotesquely hirsute lycanthrope for “American Werewolf in London.” In that same decade, Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis won for turning Jeff […]

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How Guillermo del Toro is Helping to Shape the Horror Genre

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is making quite a splash as the director’s new project, now streaming on Netflix, has debuted to positive reviews. The show’s success shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Oscar winning director of Nightmare Alley, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro has been […]

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Oscars 2023: Best Production Design Predictions

As previously noted, the Oscar crafts contenders embrace a wide range of genres, periods, subjects, themes, and settings this season, with a particular emphasis on the movies, music, and political/social activism. This definitely affects the production design race, in which world building is so integral and sci-fi and superhero films figure prominently.Matt Reeves’ noirish “The […]

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The Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, from ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

Editor’s note: This list was originally published in 2017, but it has been updated with 10 new entries and re-ranked.Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links.Science fiction isn’t easily defined, but in determining the top 35 sci-fi movies of the last […]

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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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‘Parasite’ Doubles North American Release After Historic Oscar Wins

Neon is doubling the North American run of best picture Oscar winner “Parasite” to as many as 2,000 locations.Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” is the first non-English-language movie ever to win the Oscar for best picture. The South Korean film took in $1.6 million at 1,060 domestic locations during Oscar weekend, lifting its cumulative take to […]

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‘Parasite’ Crosses $30 Million, Becomes Neon’s Top Box Office Grosser

“Parasite” has now become the highest grossing release ever for U.S. distributor Neon, grossing $2 million in its 16th weekend in release to bring its total to $30.9 million.Founded in 2017 by Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League, Neon’s first claim to fame was the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya,” which won Allison […]

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