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  • Movie Minute – Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Movie Minute – Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    In this week’s Movie Minute, Postmedia film critic Dana Gee and Arts & Life editor Aleesha Harris talk about Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin’s re-teaming in the new Sicario: Day of the Soldado. The pair are back as no-holds-barred crimefighters battling drug cartels that have moved into the business of trafficking terrorists across the […]
  • Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro calls Vancouver's McLeod's Books "heaven"

    Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro calls Vancouver's McLeod's Books "heaven"

    McLeod’s Books, the beloved musty mess on Pender Street that has become a landmark for Vancouver bibliophiles, received a visit from a Hollywood heavy hitter on Tuesday. Guillermo del Toro, the Oscar-winning Mexican director behind The Shape of Water, this year’s Academy Award-winner for best picture along with the fantasy classic Pan’s Labyrinth and comic book adaptation […]
  • Movie Minute: The Shape of Water

    Movie Minute: The Shape of Water

    This week Postmedia News movie critic Dana Gee looks at The Shape of Water, the new, other-worldly cinematic fairy tale from the wild mind of Guillermo del Toro. Set against a Cold War-era America, the film takes viewers into a secure and spooky government lab. It’s here that a lonely cleaner (Sally Hawkins) discovers true […]
  • Filmmaker Rian Johnson takes the controls for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Filmmaker Rian Johnson takes the controls for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    It’s fitting that Rian Johnson rolls out a fairly geeky analogy involving giant robots when asked about directing, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It helps if you are familiar with the film Johnson enthusiastically references. So, for the uninitiated, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is a 2013 blockbuster about futuristic soldiers piloting massive robots against […]
  • Guillermo del Toro(nto) invites you into his home of monsters

    Guillermo del Toro(nto) invites you into his home of monsters

    Various sections are devoted to del Toro’s many passions and obsessions, including insects, death and decay, and Disney
  • Fantasia: Guillermo del Toro loves a good monster

    Fantasia: Guillermo del Toro loves a good monster

    On his way to the film fest, the director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy discusses his potent combination of fantasy and realism.
  • Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike coming to Fantasia

    Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike coming to Fantasia

    Guillermo del Toro and Takashi Miike will be guests of honour at the 20th Fantasia International Film Festival that runs July 14 to Aug. 2. Known for films including Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Blade II (2002) and Pacific Rim (2013), del Toro will give a master class at Fantasia […]
  • Denis Villeneuve's Sicario in competition at Cannes

    Denis Villeneuve's Sicario in competition at Cannes

    Sicario, starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, will screen in the competition section of the festival, which runs May 13 to 24. #Cannes2015 SICARIO by Denis VILLENEUVE #Competition — Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) April 16, 2015 There had already been speculation that Villeneuve’s thriller about an FBI plan to assassinate a Mexican […]
  • Benicio Del Toro brings Pablo Escobar back to life, and death

    Benicio Del Toro brings Pablo Escobar back to life, and death

    He hit his highest highs back in the 1980s when Forbes Magazine ranked him one of the 10 richest men in the world, but Pablo Escobar was always more than just another drug lord with a machine gun and a […]
  • Movie review: Inherent Vice feels like Lebowski light (with video)

    Movie review: Inherent Vice feels like Lebowski light (with video)

    Inherent Vice 3 stars out of 5 Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Eric Roberts, Owen Wilson Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson Running time: 148 minutes It’s not The Big Lebowski. But dude, you […]




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