Mexican import and famed director Guillermo del Toro is a very busy man. Currently he is reveling in the praise critics are giving his latest film The Shape of Water at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals, where the movie is premiering.
The Maestro of the gothic horror film genre, sets his latest film during the 1960s Cold War. The movie centers on two oddly paired co-workers who discover the top secret government lab they work in is doing some scary experimenting. Experimenting that involves a very very mysterious gilled creature the Russians would love to have.
Variety called this “adult fairty tale” Del Toro’s best work since Pan’s Labyrinth. A “visually and emotionally ravishing fantasy” says David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter. Entertainment Weekly called it “pure movie magic – weird and wonderful.”
Del Toro produced, directed and wrote The Shape of Water that is coming to theaters on December 8, 2017. The Mexican director has gathered a very talented ensemble of actors that includes Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Sally Hawkins.
We don’t want to jinx it but could this film give Del Toro his next Oscar nod?
If indeed this film rides the road to Oscar glory Del Toro can celebrate with his Patron X tequila and liqueur. The artisan tequila combines the “dark themes” of Del Toro movies which helped inspired the bottle and packaging. Patron X by Guillermo del Toro consists of 750 ml of a blended añejo tequila plus 100 ml of an orange liqueur all housed in a skeletal torso bottle with candles to scar away the ghosts.
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