To watch The Shape of Water is to witness one of today’s best cinematic auteurs showcase the true beauty of film in all of its artistic facets. Guillermo del Toro is like a seasoned painter poised for greatness in full control of his canvas. Every piece of this film is etched with purpose and care. This is not only a love story of two societal outcasts but also this proclamation of gratitude and profound respect for the medium of film…
Works not only as a comprehensive look at the Oklahoma City bombing, but also the rise of the far right in the late 80s and 1990s. A strong piece of investigative journalism that has many echos of today's world that are bone chillingly scary.
The more clinical approach could hinder the emotional impact of the final third when it gets more into the actual event and the people it effected.