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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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