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The Shape of Water is wondrous, but woefully narrow-minded 

The visual achievement of Guillermo del Toro's new fantasy can't alleviate its reductive worldview.

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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water, the latest fantasy from director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), is essentially a children's movie for adults, inspiring a sense of wonder but also of passivity. It looks marvelous—one can easily get caught up in the lavish…

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