Guillermo del Toro
Long before winning Best Picture and Best Director for The Shape of Water, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has made a career of telling fantastic tales, rich with allegory and stunning visuals. From the incredible creatures in his fascism parable Pan's Labyrinth to the giant robots of Pacific Rim to the occult thrills of Cronos, it's a good time to explore his wildly imaginative filmography.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Fred Wilcox
The production design, costuming and characterization of Fred Wilcox' Forbidden Planet laid the foundation for audience expectations in sci-fi going forward. A decade later, Leslie Nielsen's swaggering Commander Adams would beget William Shatner's James T. Kirk, laser pistols would become the genre's default weapon of choice, and the vistas of distant plants would typically bear some manner of resemblance to Altair-4. (Available on FilmStruck)