The Shape of Water ★★★★½

TIFF17 FILM #23

Guillermo Del Toro has crafted a visual marvel that is one of the most delightful films of the year . . . with that twisted Del Toro spin we've come to expect from him. The Shape of Water is truly magical through its lively characters, rich production design, enchanting score, and mesmerizing cast. Unfortunately, I can't go into my single complaint I have without getting into spoilers so I'll save that for later, but we definitely need more films like this.