Guillermo Del Toro's Clarity of Vision
How the director uses direct – and sometimes unsubtle – filmmaking to tell his stories.
By Luís Azevedo | March 22, 2018
There is a time for subtlety and a time for being overt. And there is an argument to be made that in the current political and social climate in the United States that this is no time for subtlety. If this year's Academy Awards are any indication, when it comes to art, now is the time for overtness and transparency. Guillermo del Toro, who took home the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for The Shape of Water, might just be the voice we need right now to help lead the charge against bias, hate, and inequality in modern cinema.