“Deliberate in its politics, The Shape of the Water makes a valid case for pertinent issues by weaving the degree of discrimination in America’s Cold War-afflicted ambience reeking of white supremacy and disregard. This is as much a fairy tale as it is about the eternal subjugation of marginalised outcastes at the hands of bigoted authority.”
“Fairytale-like in its basic storytelling, interspersed with a lot of talk about the God and the Bible, and a surprising amount of sex, The Shape of Water is more Creature from the Black Lagoon but is also Beauty and the Beast, with snatches of O’Henry’s The Last Leaf thrown in. What lifts it above these obvious derivatives is the loneliness and love it captures and puts on screen… The film underlines the power of love, and the endurance of hope — beyond possibilities, universes and life forms.”
“A great film about the monsters both around and within us… The Shape of Water isn’t just one film but many different ideas mashed together – this is a horror movie, but also a love story, a fairy tale, a cold war thriller, a heist film, a comedy, social commentary, and a denouement of how white supremacists in America treat non whites with impunity.”
“Every frame of every scene bleeds a passion for the absurd… The Shape of Water is very much a silent movie musical – neither of its protagonists can speak. It is a love story and a monster movie, it is a romantic comedy and an espionage thriller, and a fantasy both literally and emotionally; it is also a horror movie. And it is one of those rare films in which all these clashing tones can still feel part of the same world.”
Serious Men is currently streaming on Netflix India Director: Sudhir Mishra Writers: Niren Bhatt, Manu Joseph, Abhijeet Khuman Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nassar, Aakshath Das India release date: Oct 02,...