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Happy 46th birthday to Spanish beauty Maribel Verdú of Y Tu Mama Tambien and Pan's Labyrinth fame. How many women can claim to have terrorized Snow White and been tag teamed by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, and knifed a dictator's officer right in the face? How many women have been nominated for a Goya ten times and won twice*. Just Maribel, that's who!
Those Goyas must be heavy!
More beauty after the jump »
- NATHANIEL R
Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone, Crimson Peak) has contributed two signed items, a copy of Pacific Rim and The Book of Life, to A Cause for Entertainment's auction to fight breast cancer. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Friday the 13th franchise enamel pins from Fright Rags, the list of short films at Fantastic Fest 2016, Dr. West: A Reanimated Parody sneak peek details, and info on the new poetry collection, As the Blade Cuts.
Guillermo del Toro-Signed Memorabilia at A Cause for Entertainment's Auction to Fight Breast Cancer: "Starting bid: $50.00
Oscar nominated Writer/Director Guillermo Del Toro, known for his work on Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak, has generously donated a signed copy of his film Pacific Rim and his book “The Book of Life” to support the fight against breast cancer.
Auction starts: October 17th, 2016 12:00 am
Auction ends: November 6th, 2016 7:30 pm »
- Tamika Jones
The modern movie landscape can make some people feel like the best days of film are behind us. With remakes, reboots and adaptations very abundant, and original movies seemingly not raking it in at the box office, that is an understandable sentiment. But the BBC felt like there are a lot of recent movies worth celebrating, and that is why they set out to make a list of the 100 greatest movies of the 21st century. The list they came up with is nothing if not interesting, and it is definitely a reminder that there are a lot of great movies that have been made in the last 16 years.
BBC published the list on Tuesday morning, after taking months to put it all together. In order to come up with this list, they used nearly 200 critics from both print and online publications, as well as academics and curators. The contributors that were used spanned the globe, »
Ryan Lambie Aug 23, 2016
A critics' survey puts Mullholland Drive at the top of the list of the best films since 2000. Did yours make the cut?
Movie critics love Linklater, Studio Ghibli, the Coens and the surrealist stylings of David Lynch. At least, that's if a newly-published list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century is anything to go by.
BBC Culture commissioned the poll, which took in responses from 177 film critics from all over the world. As a result, the top 100 includes an eclectic mix of the mainstream to independent movies, from dramas to sci-fi and off-beat comedies. Feew would be surprised to see things like Paolo Sorrentino's handsome Italian confection The Great Beauty propping up the lower end of the list, or that such acclaimed directors as Wes Anderson or the aforementioned Coens feature heavily.
What is pleasing to see, though, is how much good genre stuff has made the cut, »
November tends to be the biggest month of the year for the Criterion Collection, the boutique home video company releasing some of their most exciting releases in time for the holiday shopping season. And, lucky for us, that trend continues in 2016, as Criterion has just revealed this year’s batch of November titles, and the slate includes some absolutely major must-owns. From Paul Thomas Anderson finally joining the Collection (and bringing Adam Sandler along with him!) to a series of samurai films that have never gotten their proper due, these are movies that are worth stampeding for on Black Friday.
Check out Criterion’s full November 2016 slate below, listed in rough order of our excitement for each title. And be sure to visit Criterion’s website for full release info.
It was only a matter of time before Paul Thomas Anderson finally joined the Criterion Collection, »
- David Ehrlich
A selection of films from the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with films by Jim Jarmusch, Maren Ade, Tom Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Damien Chazelle, and many more.Opening NIGHTThe Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)GALASDeepwater HorizonArrival (Denis Villeneuve)Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)The Headhunter's Calling (Mark Williams)The Journey Is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)Jt + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)Lbj (Rob Reiner)Lion (Garth Davis)Loving (Jeff Nichols)A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)The Rolling Stones of Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)Snowden (Oliver Stone)Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)A United Kingdom (Amma Astante)Special PRESENTATIONSLa La LandThe Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)All I See Is You (Marc Forster)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)Asura: The City of »
“At Home with Monsters” highlights the weird and wonderful oddities from Guillermo del Toro's private collection Guillermo del Toro -- the visionary director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Mimic and Crimson Peak -- has always had a soft spot for monsters. This is evident in his home, where wax statues of Frankenstein mingle with surreal artwork, original storyboards and fantastical props from his own movies. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma)...
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No one should ever have any reason to doubt Guillermo del Toro's status as an enormous movie geek. Movies like Blade II, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak are practically dripping with admiration for the artists and filmmakers that came before him. It's not exactly something del Toro hides in his filmmaking, and apparently it's not something he hides in his day-to-day life, either. Andy Richter visited del Toro's home for Conan and it's basically like taking a tour through Willy Wonka's factory-- if Wonka was obsessed with horror movies and macabre icons of yesteryear. He has life size replicas of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe staged as if they're real people just hanging out in his house. A giant replica of...
- Peter Hall
Debuting ten years ago, Pan's Labyrinth remains a gorgeous, haunting masterpiece, the best film Guillermo del Toro has directed so far. In October, it will be added to the Criterion Collection with a newly graded 2K digital master and new supplemental features; it should look spectacular. The film will also be packaged together with two other directorial efforts by del Toro that have previously been released individually by Criterion, Cronos and The Devil's Backbone. The package is titled Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro and includes various new extras; the Blu-ray edition includes a 100-page hardcover book, featuring new essays, production notes and sketches. Two European classics are also heading for release in October. Ermanno Olmi's The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) won the Palme d'Or...
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October’s slate of new beloved films that are joining The Criterion Collection are quite impressive. Guillermo del Toro is at the center of the exciting catalogue with a new stand-alone edition of the Oscar-winning fantasy epic “Pan’s Labyrinth.” It also features an exclusive set, available in both a DVD edition and a beautifully designed Blu-ray box, that includes a deluxe hardcover book with the helmer’s trilogy of haunting Spanish-language films: “Cronos,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
To preorder limited version go to https://t.co/Rkppr37qW4 … pic.twitter.com/RKrQya9PrH
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) July 16, 2016
Read More: ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Criterion Collection Artwork Revealed As Guillermo del Toro Debuts Evocative Cover
Two European masterpieces are also making their long-awaited entry into the collection. »
- Liz Calvario
If you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland or Pan's Labyrinth, you're in for a treat. The trailer for A Monster Calls is here, and it's very reminiscent of both Lewis Carroll's classic novel and Guillermo del Toro's fantastical film. The new movie is based on the award-winning children's book by Patrick Ness and stars Lewis MacDougall as a young boy who escapes into a world of monsters to get away from the harsh reality of his life. Felicity Jones and Toby Kebbell star as his parents, and the titular monster is played by Liam Neeson, whose gravelly voice makes the trailer totally worth watching. The movie is out on Oct. 21! »
- Maggie Pehanick
Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” first premiered in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. Set in Spain five years after the Spanish Civil War, the film follows a young girl (Ivana Baquero) who escapes from her sadistic, fascist stepfather (Sergi López) into a fantasy world where she comes to believe that she’s the reincarnation of an underworld princess. The film had its world premiere at Cannes where it received a 22-minute standing ovation. It later went on to win three Oscars, including Best Cinematography. Now according to del Toro himself, the film will receive a Criterion release this fall, and he’s already shared the cover art, designed by Becky Cloonan, on Twitter. Check out the tweet in question below.
Read More: The Films of Guillermo Del Toro, Ranked Worst to Best
The Criterion Collection has committed to gathering and publishing the greatest classic and contemporary »
- Vikram Murthi
Soldiers of cinema that they are, the fine folks at Janus Films are releasing a 4K restoration of the Coen Brothers’ “Blood Simple” this week. As an added bonus, the art-house stalwarts have also unveiled the two-minute trailer a certain Joel and Ethan put together as a means of securing financing for their debut feature. They got the idea from their friend Sam Raimi, whom they knew from “The Evil Dead” — which is also why the trailer features Bruce Campbell in the role that eventually went to Dan Hedaya.
Read More: We Combined All the Coen Brothers Rankings
“Sam taught us that if you call on the phone and ask people to invest in a movie they’ll tell you to go hell,“ Joel explains in an interview from this fall’s Criterion Collection release of the noir thriller. (Janus and Criterion are longtime partners.) “But if you tell them »
- Michael Nordine
The director shared the cover art on Twitter.
Since the title has not been announced by the company officially, there is no information on their website about special features or transfer work. Though, if their previous releases of Cronos and The Devil's Backbone are anything to go by, the release will be stellar.
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The trilogy is complete. After releasing his previous two Spanish-language films on Blu-ray - "Cronos" and "The Devil's Backbone" - speciality label Criterion is set to do the same for Guillermo del Toro's third and most famous of his non-English films - 2006's "Pan's Labyrinth".
Still considered his best work to date by many critics, the film follows a young girl and her encounters with the fairy world during the Spanish Civil War. Today, del Toro himself has confirmed the film will be coming to Criterion and unveiled the lovely cover art that matches the tone of his earlier two releases. The disc is expected to hit shelves this Fall.
Criterion's Pan's Labyrinth 10th anniversary edition! And more news to come soon! pic.twitter.com/GWpToRoiqN
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 27, 2016 »
- Garth Franklin
Wild Bunch began in the late 1990s as the sales arm of Studiocanal, before spinning off in 2002. Led by founding partners Vincent Maraval, Vincent Grimond, Brahim Chioua and Alain de la Mata, the mavericks have financed, produced, co-produced or distributed such films as City Of God; March Of The Penguins; Pan's Labyrinth; Fahrenheit 9/11; Che; The Wrestler; The Artist; Spirited Away; The Orphanage; 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days; Only God Forgives; and Enter The Void. A… »
I've always said that Guillermo del Toro's talents seem to be best-utilized in smaller films, with tighter budgets that force him to tap into his own ingenuity and creativity to really make them fly. His last two major studio outings, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, were both greeted by slightly-above-average reviews and box office receipts that didn't exactly blow anyone away. His next film, though, is being made over at Fox Searchlight- which is Fox's indie-minded shingle. It's called The Shape Of Water, and it sounds like a return to Pan's Labyrinth territory for the Mexican filmmaker.
The Shape Of Water centers on a mute janitor, played by Oscar-nominated actress Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), who falls in love with an amphibious man creature at the lab where she works. He's being held captive, and so she enlists the help of her neighbor to try to break the creature she loves out of the facility. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Any film by Guillermo del Toro is worth seeing, but it's the smaller-scale, fantastical dramas that have long excited us the most. From his feature debut Cronos to The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, they display an unmistakeable level of passion and craft.
We're excited to learn, then, that his next feature is an original project with distinct echoes of those earlier movies. As uncovered by The Tracking Board, it's reportedly called The Shape Of Water, and like The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, sets an imaginative plot against a real-world period backdrop.
The story will take place in 1963, the era of the Cold War, the Vietnam conflict and the civil rights movement. Sally Hawkins will star as Elisa, a janitor working at a laboratory »
David Cánovas has made a series of short films in Spain and now his feature debut, La punta del iceberg (The Tip of the Iceberg) is about to open in theaters. (Note: the headline includes an obscure reference to the theme song from Robert Altman's Mash.) The trailer reveals it to be a drama, and possibly a thriller, starring Maribel Verdú (Pan's Labyrinth), Álex García, and Bárbara Goenaga (Timecrimes). After a large company is shaken by the suicide of three employees in a short period of time, Verdú is sent to investigate the circumstances. As might be expected, work stress appears to be a contributing factor, but is something else driving people to take their own lives? Something that might make the movie into a...
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According to Variety, Fisher has tapped famous German expressionist Doug Jones to inhabit the role. Jones is known for his work in Guillermo del Toro films like Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth. He also worked with Fisher the last time the director remade a classic silent horror film.
Jones is certainly no stranger to donning prosthetics and transforming into strange creatures, and there's perhaps no more beloved a creature in cinematic history than Nosferatu. The character's debut in the 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu is considered to be the first ever vampire movie. To this day, it's considered a horror classic.
What Fisher intends to do with this remake is really rather quite ingenious. According to Variety, the director "is creating a remix of the »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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