Already tapped as an Oscar frontrunner, "The Shape of Water" is the latest cinematic treasure from Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican filmmaker's most ambitious and beautiful film, "Water" centers around a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who works at a top secret lab. It's at this lab that she encounters (and falls in love with) an aquatic creature (Doug Jones).
If this is already sounding too weird, then "Shape of Water" probably isn't for you. But adventurous viewers will be rewarded by one of the oddest, most captivating, and (yes) most romantic movies of the year, full of lush visuals and charming odes to cinema's rich history. Just be warned -- while there might be a creature, this is, most certainly, not for kids.