Monday, March 26 2012
Who else is bored with vampires? Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos rescues the vampire myth from boring romanticism.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?
Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Tuesday, April 29 2008
And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.
Sunday, December 5 2010
Guillermo del Toro evokes a sense of literary and filmic magic surrealism, one of the core traits of Latin American creative DNA, popularized by writers such Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who probe the painful politics that often prevail in the Latin world.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
Different media means different Hellboys. Mike Mignola's versus Guillermo del Toro's.
Sunday, October 20 2013
Pacific Rim serves up the kind of visual smorgasbord that those of us weaned on sci-fi and monster movies would have devoured when we were kids.
Friday, July 12 2013
The realness of Mako (Rinko Kikuchi)'s trauma functions on multiple levels, and the image of Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) visibly walking into it is multiply disconcerting.
Thursday, December 4 2008
This limited “3-Disc Special Edition” is as much a tribute to the writer-director as it is a showcase for the film.
Thursday, July 10 2008
As he loves Liz, life, and TV, Hellboy embodies possibility, faith, and imagination.
Thursday, May 24 2007
As harsh as it is human, filmmaking doesn’t get any more enlightened than this. Like the Brothers Grimm before him, this is a filmmaker who wants to give fairytales back their teeth.
Monday, July 15 2013
Of course, there's still word of mouth and relatively weak competition in the upcoming days, but for the most part, it seems like Pacific Rim reached out to its prime demo (the geek) and then, strangely enough, stalled.
Friday, July 12 2013
By drafting in ersatz familial emotions (fathers and sons, soul-bonded brothers, little daughters lost) amidst the hi-tech glitz, Guillermo del Toro’s resuscitation of the kaiju monster-movie template marks a step up from his forgettable comic-book films.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
A big budget spectacle where every dollar is up on the screen, a boy's adventure tale told by a man who never ever wants to grow up (and hopefully, he never will). Pacific Rim may well be the Star Wars for a new millennium.
Wednesday, July 28 2010
Guillermo del Toro is perhaps the closest thing to a true geek God in the current crew of fanboy favorites. He sure knows how to stir their respective grits, goading them along a path less beaten than brief in its intended lasting viability.
Friday, November 7 2008
If you ask Guillermo Del Toro what his most personal films are, the answer seems obvious - at first. The Devil's Backbone was a chance
Friday, August 26 2011
LOS ANGELES , Big breaks rarely happen quite this way: Comic book artist and aspiring director Troy Nixey submitted his short "Latchkey's Lament" to Oscar-nominated filmmaker
Thursday, June 18 2009
As a youth, Guillermo del Toro "was blessed or cursed with" lucid dreams. "I would go to sleep and wake up in my room and
Wednesday, June 10 2009
Forget "Hellboy." Forget "Pan's Labyrinth." Forget directing "The Hobbit," which is why Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro finds himself in New Zealand these days. For
Tuesday, July 29 2008
In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But
Wednesday, July 9 2008
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Guadalajara, Mexico, native Guillermo del Toro often gets asked if he considers himself simply a filmmaker, an independent filmmaker or a