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 Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins wrote and directed this comedy-drama depicting the experience of growing up poor in the 90210 zip code, told from the point of view of a teen who lives a nomadic existence in the outskirts of Beverly Hills with her single, divorced father and her two young brothers. In her first leading role, Natasha Lyonne -- with her mixture of doe-eyed vulnerability, shrewd calculation, perpetual embarrassment, and trash-talking bravado -- delivers a thoughtful and affecting performance.