BAFTA Winners 2018: Shape of Water wins big

BAFTAs 2018 bannerThe glitz and glamour of the 2018 EE BAFTAs came to London’s Royal Albert Hall last night (February 19th) and with that was the whole host of celebrities that you would expect from the biggest night in British film.

Films like The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri were nominated in many categories and Gary Oldman was hoping to take away his first best actor trophy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Hosted by Joanna Lumley for the first time, taking over duties from Stephen Fry, the BAFTAs 2018 also saw solidarity for the Time’s Up movement, with many stars opting to wear black. Read on for all the nominees and winners. Continue reading

The Shape of Water review “Strangely beautiful, but bonkers”

When looking at directors with their own unique style you think of Tim Burton and his take on the Gothic, Edger Wright and the way he portrays action, but when you look at Guillermo del Toro’s work you realise that nobody could copy his style. Making the audience look at the supernatural with beauty as well as the terrifying and the Shape of Water is truly his love letter to classic monster movies, particularly The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The film follows Elisa Esposita (Sally Hawkins), a cleaner at a top secret USA facility during the 1960s. Elisa creates a bond with an amphibious creature who is being held captive by the US government, being guarded and tortured by the very cruel Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). Continue reading