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The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s tenth feature-length film is his most lauded since 2004’s Pan’s Labyrinth. It led all Golden Globes nominees with seven nominations (winning Best Director and Original Score), and has likewise garnered a leading thirteen Academy Award nominations. The film has been called a touching fairy tale that bridges the lonely lives of outsiders during Cold War-era Baltimore - specifically the lives of a mute cleaning woman, Elisa, and a fish-man who’s kept captive at the top-secret military base where Elisa works. The film is undoubtedly sweet-natured, and I appreciate del Toro’s attempt to tell stories

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Ekaj captures the reality of LBGTQ youth that find themselves discarded by life. When their family doesn’t accept who they are, they run to the cities and do what they can to survive. But out of this turmoil, these kids find each other and create the family they need. Through Ekaj (Jake Mestre), we enter this world and take on his story. With nothing besides beauty and a rose-colored idea of how to make a buck, Ekaj flees to New York City. Desperate for food and a place to sleep, various men come to his rescue and take advantage of his

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