Tag Archives: Guillermo del Toro

Film Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (USA, 2018) is a glorified B-movie that’s entertaining in all its wild stupidity

Given his penchant for dark, more gothic views on material, Guillermo del Toro‘s foray into big budget filmmaking – 2013’s Pacific Rim – always seemed a little odd.  Capable of delivering so much more than what that film ultimately was able to, del Toro may have injected some of his usual fantastic-ness into proceedings, but a procession of sequences featuring giant robots fighting mythical creatures interspersed with questionable acting resulted in a destructively silly actioner that was more trash than treasure.... Continue Reading

Interview: Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight on the trials and triumphs of navigating his debut feature

Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro.  Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus series, as well duties on such fan favourite shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Daredevil, DeKnight is no stranger to the demand of the devoted audience, so how did he feel putting his own stamp on a world of Gods and monsters?  Peter Gray chatted with the director during the Australian press run for Pacific Rim: Uprising to discuss how such a large production came to be.... Continue Reading

Australian Composer Tim Davies talks working on Guillermo del Toro’s new Netflix series Trollhunters (EXCLUSIVE)

Conductor and Lead Orchestrator Tim Davies may just be one of the busiest Aussies working in Hollywood – from conducting one of this year’s most acclaimed films, La La Land, to TV series like Empire and Revenge and video games like The Last of Us his IMDB list is one of the most impressive you’re likely to find. But now he’s moving into the Composer’s chair, for Guillermo del Toro’s new Netflix series Trollhunters, which premieres on Netflix today.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Crimson Peak (MA15+, USA, 2015)

The trailers released for Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak make the film look like a horror-infused haunted house type film. In actual fact it’s not; well not entirely anyway, since Del Toro has instead crafted a gothic romance film that harkens back to story-telling styles of yester-year – it just so happens to be set in a haunted house.... Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview: Supernatural actor Jim Beaver talks about working with Guillermo del Toro on Crimson Peak

Actor Jim Beaver – best known for his work on the series Supernatural and Deadwood – talks exclusively to The Iris about his role in the upcoming thriller Crimson Peak, and working with director Guillermo del Toro on the project – alongside the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. Watch the full interview here:... Continue Reading