Pan's Labyrinth ★★★★★

Guillermo del Toro has crafted a beautifully haunting film. I can't tell if Pan's Labyrinth is a fantasy film with political underpinnings or a political film wrapped in a fantastic skin, but the seamless integration of these two very different concepts is well executed. Not to mention, images of the Pale Man (played by Doug Jones) will forever haunt my imagination.