The Shape of Water (2017)
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I enjoyed it but it's not as amazing as the oscar buzz is making it out to be.
The plot followed a relatively traditional pattern.
Pros: Stunning direction and design; great performances, espec. by Sally Hawkins in the lead; terrific ending.
Cons: Few unpredictable or surprising moments in the plot or dialogue; Michael Shannon's cardboard villain that even his talent can't do anything with; extremely lazy 1960 "period detail" (housewives, Cadillacs, Jell-O molds, etc.).
Definitely worth a watch, but I think I'd prefer any other best picture nominee this year to win over this one. (So far I've seen 7 of the other 8).
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This movie ranks #37 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #61 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
This movie ranks #91 in Academy Award - Best Picture
This movie ranks #172 in Reddit Top 250
This movie ranks #319 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #548 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #856 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office