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Movie: ‘The Shape of Water’

Michael Shannon and Sally Hawkins Photo by Kerry Hayes

Go with the flow in Guillermo del Toro’s magical fantasy, “The Shape of Water,” and you will be immersed in a world of greenish light, of settings that seem perpetually wet, of dark hallways and faces — many worried — caught in shadow. This is a world informed by del Toro’s nostalgic love of movies, beginning with “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and including everything from the faded red-velvet glory of an old movie house to tap dancing inspired by a Betty Grable movie.

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