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GUILLERMO DEL TORO

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CAST
PUSS IN BOOTS (2011)
Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Guillermo Del Toro, Constance Marie, Mike Mitchell, Rich Dietl and Ryan Crego. Directed by Chris Miller.

REVIEWS Puss in Boots - Finally, a film to call his own

78/52
Starring Guillermo Del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, Karyn Kusama, Bret Easton Ellis, Eli Roth, Oz Perkins, Leigh Whannell, Emilie Germain, Walter Murch and Geoff Marslett. Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe.

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

REVIEWS 78/52 - A blow-by-blow account of 'Psycho's' shower scene

DIRECTOR
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2022)
Starring Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, Mark Povinelli, David Strathairn and Holt McCallany. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

An ambitious carnival worker with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
THE SHAPE OF WATER (2018)
Starring Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Nick Searcy, Dru Viergever and David Hewlett. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

REVIEWS The Shape of Water - An Oscar-winning fairytale for the ages
The Shape Of Water - A modern fairytale for the adults

CRIMSON PEAK (2015)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Jonathan Hyde, Doug Jones and Bruce Gray. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds... and remembers.

REVIEWS Crimson Peak - An exquisitely twisted gothic dream

PACIFIC RIM 3D (2013)
Starring Idris Elba - Stacker Pentecost, Charlie Hunnam - Raleigh Antrobus, Ron Periman - Hannibal Chow and Charlie Day - Newt Gotlieb. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

When legions of creatures known as Kaiju rose from the sea, a war began that took millions of lives and consumed humanity’s resources for years. To combat the giant monsters, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots called Jaegers, controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Now on the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to rely on two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

REVIEWS Pacific Rim - Giant robots in one monster of a mess

WRITER
THE SHAPE OF WATER (2018)
Starring Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Nick Searcy, Dru Viergever and David Hewlett. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

REVIEWS The Shape of Water - An Oscar-winning fairytale for the ages
The Shape Of Water - A modern fairytale for the adults

CRIMSON PEAK (2015)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Jonathan Hyde, Doug Jones and Bruce Gray. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds... and remembers.

REVIEWS Crimson Peak - An exquisitely twisted gothic dream

THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 3D (2014)
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Balanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Evangeline Lily, Hugo Weaving, Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom. Directed by Peter Jackson.

Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honour to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

REVIEWS The Hobbit Trilogy - Inside the extended editions
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - The final film of the trilogy on Blu-ray
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Not with a bang, but with a whimper

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D (2013)
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Stephen Fry and Luke Evans. Directed by Peter Jackson.

REVIEWS The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D (2012)
Starring Martin Freeman - Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen - Gandalf, Andy Serkis - Gollum, Cate Balanchett - Galadriel, Benedict Cumberbatch - Smaug/necromancer, Stephen Fry - Master Of Laketown, Evangeline Lily - Tauriel, Hugo Weaving - Eldron, Luke Evans - Bard and Orlando Bloom - Legolas. Directed by Peter Jackson.

REVIEWS The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - A supreme adventure film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - A rollicking adventure

PRODUCER
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2022)
Starring Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, Mark Povinelli, David Strathairn and Holt McCallany. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

An ambitious carnival worker with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
ANTLERS (2021)
Starring Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan, Cody Davis, Sawyer Jones and Arlo Hajdu. Directed by Scott Cooper.

A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, discover that a young student is harbouring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
THE WITCHES (2020)
Starring Anne Hathaway, Jahzir Bruno, Codie-Lei Eastick, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Philippe Spall, Charles Edwards, Simon Manyonda and Jonathan Livingstone. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

The darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe - undercover - to carry out her nefarious plans.

REVIEWS The Witches - Horrifying for all the wrong reasons

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (2019)
Starring Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Javier Botet and Mark Steger. Directed by André Øvredal.

REVIEWS Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - A harmless tale that won't haunt you

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (2018)
Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Karan Brar, Jing Tian and Cailee Spaeny. Directed by Steven S. Deknight.

Rebellious Jake Pentecost was a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori - who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

REVIEWS Pacific Rim Uprising - A flaccid mess

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2018)
Starring Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Nick Searcy, Dru Viergever and David Hewlett. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

REVIEWS The Shape of Water - An Oscar-winning fairytale for the ages
The Shape Of Water - A modern fairytale for the adults

CRIMSON PEAK (2015)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Jonathan Hyde, Doug Jones and Bruce Gray. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds... and remembers.

REVIEWS Crimson Peak - An exquisitely twisted gothic dream

THE BOOK OF LIFE (2015)
Starring Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo and Danny Trejo. Directed by Jorge R. Gutlerrez.

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
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