Guillermo del Toro

A brief history of female masturbation in the movies

By Christina Newland

Inspired by The Shape of Water, we survey the various ways female self-pleasure has been portrayed.

Guillermo del Toro: ‘Perversity is always in the eye of the beholder’

By David Jenkins

The master fabulist behind The Shape of Water talks sex, movies and what makes a monster tick.

The Shape of Water

By Matt Thrift

Guillermo del Toro’s latest is a fairy tale for grown-ups with a cinephile twist – it may be his most perfect confection to date.

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Revisiting Blade II: Guillermo del Toro’s slick superhero B-movie

By Padraig Cotter

With its sympathetic monsters and distinct visuals, this 2002 sequel is the director’s most underrated film.

Eight films to watch before you see The Shape of Water

By Josh Slater-Williams

Seek out these inspirations for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, including The Red Shoes and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

How Cronos blurs the line between man and monster

By Danilo Castro

The seed for a career-long obsession is planted in Guillermo del Toro’s debut feature from 1993.

LWLies 73: The Shape of Water

By Little White Lies

Dive into our latest print edition and explore the magical world of director Guillermo del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro: How Objects Tell The Story

By Luís Azevedo

To celebrate the release of The Shape of Water, we enter the fantastical world of the inimitable Mexican maestro.

The Shape of Water – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sally Hawkins finds a scaly suitor in Guillermo del Toro’s strange, sentimental snow globe fairy tale.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water gets a wondrous first trailer

By Little White Lies

Take a fishy first look at the director’s upcoming Cold War-era fairy tale.

A gallery of directors who would be perfect for Hellboy

By Amy Bowker

News of a forthcoming reboot has got us thinking of who should take the reins of the saga.

The astonishing true story of Hollywood and World War Two

By Adam Woodward

Five Came Back reveals how a handful of famous directors went to war and came back changed.

The 100 best films of the 1990s: 75-51

By Little White Lies

Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Pedro Almodóvar make the cut in this part of our ’90s ranking.

A new series tells the story of the greatest horror movies never made

By John Wadsworth

Doomed projects like David Cronenberg’s Frankenstein are discussed in Untold Horror.

The 20 best FrightFest films ever – part 2

By Anton Bitel

Find out what’s top of the pile in our gore-drenched salute to the horror cinema bonanza.

Guillermo del Toro dives into The Shape of Water

By Poppy Doran

The Crimson Peak director has teamed up with Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon for a Cold War-set fantasy romance.

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