Guillermo Del Toro: Falling in Love with Monsters

Del Toro has induced young creatives like me with films that have continuously elicited the land of dreams that kept him awake as a young boy. From his 1993 mythological and religiously infused work Cronos; to his adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics’ anti-hero Hellboy; to his Oscar-nominated and disobedient fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth; to his 2017 success found in the tender and lyrical romance The Shape of Water (also … Continue reading Guillermo Del Toro: Falling in Love with Monsters

Growing Up and Getting Boring (Or Not): Wrestling Reality in ‘Frances Ha’

In what part of life do we decide to be serious? For some people, it starts early. The random person in high school not many people understand who is submitting university applications early and doesn’t have original jokes. In five years or less, they’re employed in a steady job, have a kid and you look at them as you would a car crash: it happened … Continue reading Growing Up and Getting Boring (Or Not): Wrestling Reality in ‘Frances Ha’

How ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Remains a Timeless Classic

Jack Skellington and friends comfortably bridge Halloween and Christmas, thanks to loopy humour, honest flaws, and relatable emotion. The Nightmare Before Christmas introduced us to holidays as actual places, not just dates, and created an enduring mascot that bridges two of the biggest ones. Not bad for a skeleton with an existential crisis. “Immersed in the light, Jack was no longer haunted,” the poem says. “He had … Continue reading How ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Remains a Timeless Classic