The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water ★★★★

Avoiding the elephant (fish?) in the room, this is an utterly gorgeous movie. Every set was so rich that you can't help being drawn into the whimsy of it all, especially in the opening montage.

Was quite surprised by the amount of gore (nicely-done fish hook reference later on), but I think that played well, offsetting the schmaltzy romance/Hollywood nostalgia aspects.

Obviously, points deducted for the scene with Giles' cat and how chilled everyone is about it.

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