‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s 2022 Netflix movie.
‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Voice Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s 2022 Netflix movie.
‘Nightmare Alley’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Guillermo del Toro’s 2021 movie.
‘Nightmare Alley’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Guillermo del Toro’s 2021 movie.
“Those who’ve come to love del Toro for his auteurist elements may be put off by ‘Nightmare Alley’ — it’s recognizably his film, yet it jettisons the presence of a supernatural element as well as twists the usual empathy found in his movies toward darker ends.”
“A few of the tales are a bit of a stretch, but the scope of the ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ universe comes out feeling much larger than ever before.”
“In the end, the humor fades away in favor of political machinations, but the film’s killer gags are still numerable.”
“Step aside, LBJ, your time in the spotlight is done.”
“The brooding ominousness Van Maele plays with throughout seems to run through many of this year’s European offerings.”
“I foresee that VR will eventually become a key asset of filmmaking, putting itself right alongside sound, color, digital and CGI as an essential staple of the industry.”
“‘Under the Shadow’ is an admirable film, albeit not wholly original.”
“Perhaps he is finding a way to explore the realm of the fantastic in a new way, a more honest way. Honest, but even more horrifying.”
“If the director’s approach to the material isn’t to your liking — say he’s too harsh to his characters or revels in gore for gore’s sake — a new direction, even within the confines of the broad horror genre, is just around the corner.”
“The divine spirit of fools run deep within a film too relatively light and inconsequential to have too much staying power, but as an artistically rich Saturday morning puff piece, you could do far worse.”
Q.V. Hough (@qvhough) is a freelance writer and founder/editor of Vague Visages. He graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2004 with bachelor degrees in Communication-Mass Media and History, and from 2006 to 2012, Q.V. (Quinn) lived in Hollywood, California. He now resides in Fargo, North Dakota.
Dylan Moses Griffin has been a cinephile for as long as he can remember. His favorite film is Taxi Driver, and he reads the works of Roger Ebert like it’s scripture. If you want, he will talk to you for 30 minutes about the chronologically weird/amazing Fast and […]
A Column by Q.V. Hough (Vaguebande #2)