A breathtaking horror masterpiece about male-female relationships in the 1960s, and religious zeal and paranoia.
There are strong performances by Sidney Blackmer, John Cassavetes, and Maurice Evans. However, the work done by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon is nothing shy of amazing.
A simple, sweet, and insightful story about dealing with grief, complicated feelings, and the passage of time.
It also serves as a terrific vehicle for two American icons: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. Also, I can't forget the always amazing Bruce Dern added for good measure.
Guillermo del Toro is one of our great visionaries; he is an artist with such distinctiveness of vision that there will never be another. Fifty years from now, when we talk about the greatest artists of cinema from this time, he will stand out, and, I hope, that "The Shape of Water" will be a part of that conversation as one of his best works.