Mexican horror auteur Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) co-writes and directs this loving update of postwar monster movies. Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) stars as a mute cleaning woman working in a top-secret government lab, circa 1962. There, she meets a similarly voiceless amphibian man (played by famed man-in-a-rubber-suit actor Doug Jones). She befriends him, tries to free him and eventually falls in love with him. This adult-oriented, mid-century modern fairy tale about love and xenophobia is gorgeous, timely and filled with humid sexuality.FULL REVIEW:Peculiar romance finds the beating heart below the scaly surface of a misunderstood monster by Devin D. O’Leary (12/21/2017). 123 minutes R.