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A Quiet Place (2018) directed by and starring John Krasinski

This original and nerve-shredding piece of horror cinema is another impressive example of the genre's current renaissance. In lieu of spoken dialogue, some great use is made of visual storytelling and ambient sound design. It also stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe.

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place

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The Shape of Water (2017) directed by Guillermo del Toro

This heartfelt homage to Creature from the Black Lagoon is a hymn to the wonder and power of fantasy. The affectionate world-building, bruising view of 1960s social attitudes and the excellent performances by Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer make up for a somewhat predictable story.

The Shape of Water

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Colossal

Original and emotionally-intelligent monster movie with indie sensibilities and a blackly comic streak.

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​A Monster Calls

The anti-Harry Potter mixes fantasy with a heartbreaking look at living with a family member with terminal illness.

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DVD/BLU RAY

Nell Potts in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

ARTICLES

Lili Taylor in The Addiction

RETRO

Melanie Griffith in Cherry 2000

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