Last year, Guillermo Deluto returned to the world of cinema with Nightmare. His previous film, Shape of Water, shone brightly in 2017 and won the Academy Award for best Picture and best Director. Apart from these two awards, Shape Ab was nominated for 13 awards. Nightmare was not as successful as Water Shape, but it did attract a lot of attention, although some did not like the film very much; But whatever it is, Nightmare Alley can be considered a successful work overall. In this list, All the films of this important director are currently examined in the world from the worst to the best.
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Guillermo Delutoro is a Mexican director who made his debut in Hollywood earlier than compatriots like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. In 1993, after Kronos premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood producers turned their attention to Delto Toro, and he quickly traveled to the United States to make a film. from then on, he stayed in this country and established his own cinematic world; A world in which the element of fantasy is more powerful than natural and real events, and human beings are constantly grappling with the powers of unknown worlds. Becoming is not one of the world's problems and is often threatening. The design of the story, as well as the form of the narrative and the treatment of the unnatural creature of the story in Deltoro's hands, evoke horror cinema centered on the presence of a monster. Even in a film like The Shape of Water, the fantasy creature of the story uses a gentle spirit, but his ugly face prevents the audience from identifying with him. In such a context, it can be concluded that the use of the fantasy element in Deltoro's cinema is in fact overcoming the fears rooted in the audience by confronting them.
On the other hand, the extreme payment of this fantasy world and attention Too many strange creatures in this space have made Guillermo Delturo a controversial director among moviegoers. Some people like his love of dreams and their inclusion in the heart of cinematic stories and always admire his spirit, but there are others who object to such interference in reality and can not communicate with his films.
That's why the release of Nightmare Alley was a surprise for both groups. Because the element of the dream is not involved in it much and the story is based on a physical and tangible reality. So the first group does not know how to react to a film that is clearly not narcissistic, and the second group, whose cinema has denounced their dream for years by overpaying, does not know how to react to this amount of realism.
11. Imitation (Mimic)
- Actors: Mira Sorvino, Josh Brolin
- Product: 1997, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 6 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 64.
The reason for the presence of the imitation movie at the bottom of the list certainly goes back to its production conditions. Miramax, led by Harvey Weinstein, wanted to direct the work and demanded the dismissal of Guillermo Delutoro. Eventually he lost the right to edit his own film, and the result naturally did not turn out as he had hoped. On the other hand, this is Deltoro's first film in Hollywood and in the American cinema system. His unfamiliarity with the atmosphere of American cinema may have added to the fact that the film "Imitation" is at the bottom of the list of films of this Mexican filmmaker.
But being the worst film in the director's career definitely means disaster that's not. Imitation is a movie that can be watched and enjoyed. He even has things in his pocket for the fantasy and adventure-oriented audience that surprises him a lot. Especially since many of the recurring elements of his cinema are present in this film, and the audience who wants to get acquainted with the cinematic world of Guillermo Deluto must watch it.
Life and works of scientists who are unaware of the consequences of their work It is known that monsters with strange shapes and dark atmosphere, which are constantly repeated in his future films, have All found their way from this film to his other works. Although neither of them together becomes a perfect entity, each can be loved separately and enjoyed watching the film.
Imitation is sometimes chaotic and sometimes shows the genius of the director behind Camera It is present, sometimes the rhythm of the story slows down and sometimes it has brilliant moments, sometimes it is not clear who these people are and sometimes the audience understands them. All of this confusion certainly goes back to what happened during the making of the film, which turned Deltoro's first work in the United States into a not-so-well-made work.
Dangerous Among children, they make a kind of laboratory beetle. Raising this beetle will initially help the children recover. This beetle produces a deadly venom and kills the disease agent, but a year after breeding, it becomes a threat to the people of New York. Now it must be stopped from spreading, otherwise
- Actors: Federico Lopi, Ron Perlman
- Product: 1993, Mexico
- IMDb movie rating: 6.7 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 89.
Guillermo Delutoro's first feature film as a feature film is one of the most successful at European film festivals. At the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, Kronos won the Golden Camera Award for best Director for best First Director for the Mexican filmmaker, drawing the attention of Hollywood companies. Few filmmakers have the chance to completely change the direction of their filmmaking with just one film and a lot of budgets flow to him. Perhaps such a thing was a negative for another filmmaker and could have turned him into a failed director from the start, but Deltoro's cinematic world and the way he viewed the world certainly needed a lot of investment, otherwise it would never have It does not exist today.
In this very first film, one can see Deluto's interest in magic and fantasy worlds. A man is in search of eternal life and reaches it, but black magic allows it. So the dreams in the film and the director's fantasies are drawn in a dark direction. This is what continues in Deltoro's career, making him a unique director. The extraordinary and struggle that takes place between the human world and the supernatural world can All be seen in this film. It was these elements that drew American filmmakers to trust him; They realized from the beginning that this young man with such a mental atmosphere has the ability to create a different cinema.
But the film is not without its problems. Unlike many of Deltoro's most successful works, the humor in the story here does not blend well with the fantasy elements, and each plays its own uniqueness. The characters are not well made, but the story is so compelling that it saves the film. Years pass and now he finds the antique shop and realizes that this device can do something to keep him always young. A dying old man realizes the capabilities of the machine and tends to acquire it. However, the device itself has a destructive force and can threaten human life
9. Pacific Rim
- Cast: Idris Alba, Charlie Hunnam
- Product: 2013, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 6 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 72.
Pacific Rim was made at a time when the rest of the world was familiar with Guillermo Delutoro. He made the film Hellboy, which was a huge success at the box office and was well received by critics. While with that film he had breathed new life into the superhero cinema that he needed so much; It means creating a dark space, with a character that can destroy the world. The same thing made Hellboy different from the superhero works of the time, when everything was in order and the audience was relieved from the first minute that the hero would win.
In such a context, Ocean Margin film It arrived slowly. Everything in the film showed a huge blockbuster that was supposed to break sales records. Robots and legends were exactly what Deltorou needed, but there was little in between. If in the movie the shape of the monster water can be understood with that strange face or in the world boy one can communicate with that red giant, it is because Deltoro treats them like human characters. Creatures that, although they do not have a human appearance, have earthly and tangible feelings; So the audience understands them.
But there is no such thing here. Everything is spent bigger holding everything and what the victim This is the creation of these tangible human characteristics. The action scenes and battles between the two sides are believable, the special effects are perfect, the shape and image of monsters and robots are no less, cities fall one after another and the world is in ruins. Everything seems to be ready for an exciting and flawless film, but the audience does not worry about any characters during the conflicts, they do not worry at All about which side of the story wins and which loses.
Despite All this The movie Pacific Rim is very entertaining and you can enjoy watching it; Because again, the strong story of the work and the pure ideas of the filmmaker make it not feel like a vacancy in the characterization of the semi-finished work, and in the end, the film will be saved.
"2020. Monsters called Kaiju have come across the surface of the earth through the Pacific Ocean and taken control of everything. Humans have created huge robots to deal with kijoos, which must be controlled by two people. The minds of the two are connected via neural networks to guide these giant foxes. The battle between the robots and the Kaijos begins, but it soon becomes clear that a more powerful Kaiju's head has been found that </</p>
- Actors: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and John Hart
- Product: 2004, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 6.9 out of 10/li>
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 81.
One of the most entertaining superheroes of All time. Delatoro entered the veins of superhero cinema by making the film Bloody Hellboy. Superhero cinemas, especially Marvel's noisy works, are still very optimistic and need an approach similar to that seen in Hellboy. Everything is so-called "pasteurized" in slang, and despite the many conflicts and killings, the audience is comfortable with the power of the heroes and knows that everything will end well and blood will not come from the noses of those superheroes. By making Hellboy, Delto created a dark space in which, although there are many fantasy elements, the death of one person leaves a bitter scar on the characters' hearts, and the mass death of the innocent is not just part of the filmmaker's frame. People do not complain of being killed while no one cares and does not bite. These are the elements that are later repeated in films such as Christopher Nolan's Batman, and with a better payoff make them the most important superhero films of the new millennium. He tries to show the influence of human qualities on him. This conflict between the evil nature of the hero and the environment in which he grew up pushes the whole film forward. Deltoro's excellent direction, along with the pleasant combination of current humor in space with the human emotions of this creature, makes the film a spectacular work. This is why the best parts of the film appear on screen when a hellish boy is jealous of the possibility of losing his beloved; That is, exactly where this hellish creature behaves and becomes jealous, just like an immature human being. And taught him the human way. On the other hand, the movie Hellboy has a few good action sequences that make you enjoy watching it. The end result of Guillermo Delutoro's work was so good that from the time of the release of the film, the whispers of making the next part could be heard, and finally this happened with the film Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.
"Hitler in The end of World War II dictates that work on supernatural weapons begin as the final solution, but the project fails with the last-minute intervention of the US military. As a result of the German experiments, strange children enter the terrestrial world from another world. He has a face resembling a child of the devil, but he is raised by a human being with love and affection, and in adulthood, according to the forces he has, he goes to war with the armies of darkness
7. The Shape of Water
- Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins
- Product: 2017, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 7.3 out of 10
- Movie Score on Raton Tomitoz: 92.
The question may arise as to why the movie Shape Water in Isn't Girmo Deltoro at the top of the list of best films? Unless this film has won the Academy Award for best Picture and best Director, then why should it be somewhere in the middle of the table. The answer to this question is very simple; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has proven over the years that it does not always give the right to the rightful owner, and in many cases films are considered for margins or a hypertext reason. This is especially true in the last few years, when the Hollywood atmosphere was dominated by hashtags and the virtual world It has become even more dramatic and worse, to the extent that the films actually sit at the top and are noticed for completely non-cinematic reasons.
The film The Shape of Water is one of these films. A film that has something in it from every movement these days without any dramatic logic to it; The predominant presence of a black woman, a man with unconventional sexual orientations, a different woman who, although hidden and humiliated, has always maintained her self-esteem, knots that can only be untied by women, and men who, under no circumstances, are the right man. There is no one among them, and All are devils. It was in this frame that the film Shape of Water was considered and took home several Oscars.
But that does not mean that one can not enjoy the film. If you forget All that has been said and do not care about today's movements and compare the film only with its own world, you will find the film Shape of Water is a fun work that is also enjoyable to watch. In particular, he uses an amazing Michael Shannon in the form of a negative role that puts a lot of hair on his audience. We had seen the monster of this movie with the same shape and image in the movie Boy of Hell before, but there it had nothing to do with love and romance, and it only helped the officers and the boy of Hell to solve cases, while here it has other sorrows in its head. Finally, the shape of the water could only be a film with impressive special effects that sold well. But choosing the best film and awarding Delto Toro the best Director does not seem wise. This issue becomes annoying when we notice that Delortoro, unlike his brilliant film Hezar Toi Pen, did not succeed in drawing the fantasy atmosphere of his film correctly. Voters again want to make up for their past mistake with the Penn Labyrinth movie.
"In 1962, two women were working as cleaners on a secret US intelligence site. One of them, who is unable to speak due to complications, secretly notices the presence of a strange creature that is surrounded by scientists to be tested. This is while he is slowly falling in love with this creature
6. Nightmare Alley
- Cast: Bradley Cooper , Ronnie Mara, Willem Dafoe and Cate Blanchett
- Product: 2021, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 7. 1 out of 10
- Movie Score on Raton Tomitoz: 80%
Nightmare Alley is a different work in Guillermo Delutoro's career. We cinema audiences mostly remember his cinema with films in which fantasy elements and strange creatures have an important presence and the drama is based on an imaginary world. In such a frame, most of his characters were isolated, isolated, and frightened, fleeing to this imaginary world and escaping their miserable lives.
In the first third of the film, the same is still expected. There is, in particular, the fact that the filmmaker puts signs in the mobile circus of the story, led by Willem Dafoe, that give life to that imaginative and fantasy world of Deltoro's own but the filmmaker passes them by quickly. Of course, the audience familiar with the history of cinema knows that the film eventually tends towards a noir work with an enigmatic structure, because this film is a reconstruction of the classic noir work of the same name by Edmund Golding, and of course both works are adaptations of a novel by John Grisham.
Here we are dealing with people who are part of this darkness, rather than a fantasy film that depicts the violent side of human existence in a dark age. . All the characters in the film become one thing. Everyone is dodgy and no one is a good person. It is as if whoever is a better swindler will have a better life. But that's only part of the story, and Deltoro goes to another part after drawing it.
The next part is looking for a way to define happiness. All the characters in the film carry great sorrow; The sorrow that has made them malicious and ugly people. Even the relatively positive character of the story, played by Rooney Mara, also has a dark side to it. Now the conscience of the people is drawn to the middle of the story and Deltoro deals with the effects of the decisions of the people on their psyche. But the fact that the characters' motives are displayed in dealing with sudden filth remains a double-edged sword that can both save the film and turn it into a mediocre work.
But besides All this, the atmosphere of the work For the audience interested in classical cinema and those noir stories in which a seductive woman destroys a man, the whole sequence is first-class and memorable; Sequences that can be watched and told to the filmmaker Driz Mrizad.
"Time: 1930s. A man buries a corpse on the floor of a house and then burns it down. Riding He gets on a bus and works as a laborer in a remote circus in a remote city. There he meets families who, by deception, pretend to be able to read the minds of others. The man tries to learn how they work so that he can escape with the girl he met and fell in love with and use those tricks to make money, but
5. Blade 2
- Cast: Wesley Snipes , Ron Perlman
- Product: 2002, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 6.7 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 58.
The first part of Blade was a phenomenon in itself. Manipulating a genre dating back to horror literature and blowing a new spirit into the world of vampires and moving them away from the remote castles that placed the cinema under the Gothic horror genre became an international success and even made Wesley a world-famous actor. It was snipped. That film showed that horror cinema can be just as nail-biting and engaging if it is accompanied by a change in the audience's tastes. But there was another change in Blade compared to most vampire movies; There was a hero here who, with the help of martial arts, overcame his enemies and problems, and for this reason, the film Blade was full of action scenes and the so-called hit.
The success of that film tempted the producers. To make a sequel to it, an effect that can be just as good and, of course, have new things to surprise your audience. So they went to Guillermo Delturo and asked him to direct it. Guillermo Deltor knew from the beginning what made the first part a success, and he was aware of the importance of those changes. So he kept the same, added a few more radical changes to the work, and made a film that could be considered better than the first version of the story.
Human characteristics. In his films, both on the positive side of the story and on the negative side, there is a constant struggle between good and evil, and what separates the hero from the anti-hero is their choice to stand next to human qualities. Thus, the hero and the anti-hero are just two sides of the same coin, one deciding to use his power to serve mankind and the other acting according to his instincts.
The contrast seen in most of his films is in this It also finds a darker direction. If in Hellboy, the protagonist walks to the gates of Hell to save humanity and even puts himself in danger of joining the evil pole of the story, in Blade 2, the protagonist becomes practically what he intends to fight; It is as if in order to get rid of evil, one must go through it from the heart in order to finally have peace. He loses his normal life and becomes a bewildered creature. In short, if you want to enjoy an action horror movie in which computer special effects are as important as field special effects and are full of scenes of bloodshed and bloodshed, listen to this Guillermo Delutoro movie.>
"A strange thing has happened between the blood of vampires and humans. A new generation has emerged among the vampires who, unlike the previous ones, do not die easily and even feed on other vampires. All their victims become creatures like themselves, and if everything goes on like this, the human race and even the vampire generation will be in danger; Because there is no blood left. "Blade, along with a scientist specializing in weapons production, is invited to a meeting by the Vampire Association to think about how to solve this problem"
4. Crimson Peak
- Cast: Mia Washikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam
- Product: 2015, USA, Mexico and Canada
- IMDb movie rating: 6.5 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 72.
Another ability that Girmo Delortoro has He is proud to have it, and we know part of his career for it, to build a Gothic world with its familiar components and then to incorporate elements from his own mental world into those special coordinates. He did this in his magnificent work, The Penn Labyrinth, and it was the result of a film that can be called a masterpiece of All time. Years later, Guillermo Delutoro finally came up with a film that uses much more of the elements of Gothic horror cinema. Is. There is a puzzle that needs to be solved. This woman's life is in danger unknowingly from everywhere, and this danger was created by her lover. Woman constantly in one There is a constant mental atmosphere and Purano. The story takes place in a remote castle in nineteenth-century Britain. The architecture of the palace is clearly related to the Gothic style of architecture. There are ghosts in the story and a haunted house where nothing is in place. All of the above are clear features of Gothic horror cinema, which is as old as cinema itself and, of course, as long as literature.
What puts the film in such a position is the acting and, of course, the direction. Guillermo delight is exciting. Leaving aside Penn Labyrinth, the filmmaker's direction has never been so brilliant. He is at the height of the blood-colored peak and has All the technical components of the work in his hands like wax. The space inside the palace is designed to emphasize both the disturbed mind of the main character and the audience to feel that there is danger lurking in every corner. The film's lighting, which is clearly reminiscent of expressionist cinema, contributes to the effect, along with the effect of the decor. The actors have been able to cope well with their roles. Of course, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain also have a mysterious presence, but in the end, the blood-soaked film is hit by its not-so-full story and its weak plot. The characters are well-crafted, the acting is great, and the directing is great, but this half-hearted story makes it impossible to consider this good film a horror masterpiece.
"Nineteenth Century. A palace in the north of England. Lady Mushing, who is in love with Sir Thomas Sharp, finally marries him. But after a while, she realizes that her husband has a secret to hide; A secret that only the man's husband and sister know
3. The Devil's Backbone
- Cast: Marisa Parades, Federico Lupi and Eduardo Noriga
- Product: 2001, Spain & Mexico
- IMDb Movie Score: 7 4. Out of 10
- Movie Ratings on Raton Tomitoz: 92.
Apparently Guillermo Deltoro's account of the events of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s Miladi is very interested. That place and time is the cause of many evils, and he can spread his fantasy in such an environment. He took the story of his best film to the same period and the result was a brilliant work called The Labyrinth of Penn. There was a girl there who was confronted with strange creatures and the confrontation with her inner fears made her stronger in dealing with problems. There are similar cases in the movie Devil's Spine. Here, too, we are confronted with a young boy who is practically deprived of a family. Here, too, the boy encounters a creature that opens a new window on him, but this time Girmo del Toro moves towards a complete horror effect more than Penn Labyrinth.
Girmo del Toro in this Ja has used an old narrative technique to create horror. One of the reasons that All human beings are afraid of something is their ignorance of its function. We humans are always afraid of not knowing what is going on in every corner or how the device works. That is why in a dark childhood we are terrified; Because we do not see the dark part of the space, and as soon as the environment is lit and we are aware of that part, our fear disappears. Who does not know why it is so eerie and strange. The main character, like me and the spectator, is not very aware of the situation there. The filmmaker gives his information to the audience in small drops so that any information about the events of the story falls like a roof over his head. This ignorance causes fear and pushes the story forward.
This narrative technique, although old, still responds and causes fear if used well. Unlike the film Bloody Peaks, Deltorou goes well with his twisted story here, and the cause-and-effect process works well. Although the end result does not turn out to be a complete film, The Devil's Backbone is arguably Guillermo Delutoro's best film, which belongs to All horror films.
"1939. Spain. In the final year of the Spanish Civil War, a boy named Carlos, whose father was killed in the war, is sent to a boarding school but is unable to cope with the other children. He soon realizes that there is a ghost in the school barn who wants to explain something to him. The soul belongs to a student who has been killed by someone
2. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
- Actors : Ron Perlman, Doug Jones and Selma Blair
- Product: 2008, USA
- IMDb Movie Score: <//> 7 out of 10
- Movie ratings on Raton Tomitoz site: 86.
As mentioned earlier, Hellboy became a controversial film in the world of superhero cinema and comic book-based works. Guillermo del Toro injected fresh blood into the veins of this cinema and, of course, insured the possibility of continuing his activity in Hollywood. The film's good sales and critical acclaim also paved the way for a second film to be made by Hollywood companies to create a movie franchise. The sequel to the film does not turn into a worthy work and even destroys the good memories of the first one. This has happened over and over again throughout the history of cinema, and history proves that in most cases, except in the case of various exceptions, it is always so. But Guillermo Deltorro had already proven by making Blade 2 that he could make a better film, or at least the first stone, and still keep the audience and critics happy. If the first film was made by another director there and he still made the second one great, then why didn't he make the second version of the film he made better?
The reason for the presence of Hellboy 2: The same goes for the Golden Army in such a place on the list. Deltoro captures that gloomy world of the first part, makes it more bitter, gives more depth to the characters, and most importantly, succeeds in combining the humor of the story with the bitter side of the story.
The story of the film is bigger than the first part. And the number of characters is more. The presence of such cases often turns the films into chaotic works in which everything has fallen victim to the escalation of action and conflict sequences. In fact, everything is spent satisfying the easiest part of the audience, and the end result does not become a remarkable work that will be remembered. Guillermo Delortoro himself also has a film in his repertoire; Pacific Rim is a movie in which everything from the characters to the story and the plot is the victim of over-indulgence in huge sequences and over-use of computer special effects.
But in Hellboy 2 : Golden Army This is not the case. The characters are as consistent as a fantasy and superhero movie needs, and the story is well-defined. Everything is fine and the filmmaker knows how to tell his story. All of this comes together to make Hellboy 2: The Golden Army such a high-profile figure in Deltoro's career.
Take a man. Creatures of which the Son of Hell is aware. Hellboy prepares an army and goes to fight them, but
1. Pan's Labyrinth
- Actors: Ivana Bakro , Sergi Lopez
- Product: 2006, Spain and Mexico
- IMDb movie rating: 8.2 out of 10/li>
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 95.
If Girmo Deltoro did not make any film except a thousand in Pen, or if All his other films even They were not worth watching, the presence of this one was enough for his name to remain in the memory of cinema friends forever. The author rarely addresses a film with the word masterpiece and always tries to be careful in using this word and does not consider any other film of this filmmaker worthy of this title, but this work is undoubtedly worthy of being called a masterpiece.
With a white horse that destroys All scary things and only creates beauty. In this fairy tale, there is no story of sweet dreams like Cinderella dreams that she eventually escapes from that hellish house or the witch girl of the city. In fact, nothing is optimistic. Rather, this helpless man in his dreams must first face the fears within him and the fears around him.
It is in this state that the world takes on a real meaning for him. So, your heart is trying to reach the truth through dreams and fantasies, and it is successful in this work; The work he has been looking for in All of his films, but he has never been able to create it in such a masterful way as in Penn Labyrinth.
The dark world of Penn Labyrinth is full of hope and the desire to live with All power. Where man knows his limits and becomes acquainted with his infinite powers. There is no need for superheroes with unlimited power here, here a girl through the window of a dream can be the superhero of her life.
Designing dream sequences It's amazing. Some of them can be scary. The strange creatures of the filmmaker's fantasy world have never been so in place and have never impressed so many audiences. The combination of reality and fantasy has never been so perfect in Guillermo delorto's cinema, and there has never been a story like Alice in Wonderland.
"During the Spanish Civil War, a little girl with a pregnant mother And his stepfather, a fascist officer in General Franco's government, lives in a forested area. The girl's stepfather has a mission to find and destroy the revolutionaries in that area. One day the little girl sees an insect and that insect takes her to a nearby labyrinth where everything is abnormal. This thousand leads to an underground place and imaginary events happen to the girl, some of which even threaten her life
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