It's ironic that by injecting a shot of cynicism into this glorified soap opera, Johnson provides the most satisfying explanation yet for the significance of The Force.
Not a single frame of Anderson's latest drama fails to mesmerize with romance, suspense, and interpersonal politics coalescing into something wholly unforgettable.
Spielberg's inspired rabblerousing may be preaching to the choir, but it's a damn good sermon.
Tom Whalen's gorgeous use of color, Jeff Kleinsmith's arresting images, Jason Munn's minimalist designs, and Aaron Horkey's intricate lettering are only a few of the highlights here.
The Shape of Water is a plea to stop seeing the "other" in people, while masterfully remaining more charming than didactic.
A minor masterpiece, Certain Women is a profound meditation on the ways people temporarily buoy themselves from life's banalities, injustices, and disappointments.
It can't be a coincidence this film takes place in Missouri, the birthplace of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.