The Shape of Water
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
(Rated R, 2017)
In The Shape of Water, Mexican writer-director Guillermo del Toro blends a wide variety of sources — from fairy tales to classic Hollywood movies to the Bible — to tell an original and unusual love story about a humanoid fishlike monster and a woman who works as a janitor in the secret government laboratory where the fish-man is being held captive. While del Toro is undeniably pushing a secular progressive agenda, he uses Christian stories and imagery. Surprisingly, he ends up getting a lot of the gospel right.”
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author John McAteer about his online-exclusive film review of the Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water called “How The Shape of Water’s Fish-Man Symbolizes Christian Grace.”
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