Cinefex Diaries – 2018 Starts with a Splash

Every New Year kicks off with movie awards season, and this year the film that everybody's talking about is the romantic fantasy The Shape of Water. Regular readers of this blog will already know how much I enjoyed covering this film for the winter issue of Cinefex - I blathered on about it in this … Continue reading Cinefex Diaries – 2018 Starts with a Splash

Cinefex Diaries – The Shape of Water

We’re exactly a month away from the December 8 theatrical release of The Shape of Water, the latest offering from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Billed as an ‘adult fairy tale,’ this R-rated fantasy tells the story of mute janitor Elisa (Sally Hawkins), who encounters a mysterious amphibian man (Doug Jones) in the secret government facility … Continue reading Cinefex Diaries – The Shape of Water

Pacific Rim

It took me two minutes to decide I was going to love Pacific Rim. Why? Because that's roughly how long Guillermo del Toro's new film takes to reduce the west coast of the USA to rubble. Don't get me wrong. I've nothing against California. I know some very nice people who live there. I was … Continue reading Pacific Rim