Review: Paddington 2

About twenty minutes in to Paddington 2, the titular bear, falsely imprisoned for theft, stares into a jailhouse washing machine to find a red sock floating among black and white striped uniforms. “What’s the worst that can happen,” Paddington asks himself as the camera pulls back from the bear’s face, through the tumbling clothes before…

Review: The Shape of Water

In her role as Elisa Esposito, the mute cleaner who falls in love with the Amphibian Man (Doug Jones) held in the government facility where she works, Sally Hawkings conveys passion and compassion without uttering a word. This feat is particularly impressive because Elisa shares several scenes with Richard Strickland, a cold war era government…