Review: Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

Del Toro is gone and so is the magic.

by Benjamín Harguindey

It’s tempting to think of Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) less as a sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s mecha-vs.-kaiju love letter Pacific Rim (2013) and more as a franchise pitch, retconning any sense of urgency or achievement from the original movie while laying down the groundwork to “expand the universe”, as director Steven S. DeKnight has said. “You can go main canon, you can go spin-offs, you can go one-offs,” he goes on to fawn in the same interview.

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 3: Lucky, Disaster Artist, Shape of Water and Outrage: Coda

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and today we cover movies being shown outside competition: Lucky (John Carroll Lynch, USA), The Disaster Artist (James Franco, USA), The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, USA) & Outrage: Coda (Takeshi Kitano, Japan).

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