A Film Diary

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A rewatch, and the first time I’ve viewed this dark fairy tale since it was in cinemas, just over ten years ago. It’s still as magnificent as I thought it was back then, which is perhaps testament to Guillermo del Toro’s flair for writing a good story and for creating striking, scary creatures (and yes, I am including Sergi López’s brutal Captain Vidal in that monstrous bracket). A modern masterpiece. (*****)