“The Shape of Water” just garnered 14 Broadcast Film Critic nominations, and this weekend you can finally enjoy the film for yourself. OK. I have to confess that recently, I have been a bit mad at Guillermo del Toro. Let me explain. I first met Mexican director Guillermo del Toro in 1994 after he had made “Cronos.” When I interviewed him for the San Diego Latino Film Festival he recounted a story about a life-altering experience he had when he was four years old.
Episode 131: Films To Be Thankful For For Thanksgiving here are two films to be thankful for: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "The Shape of Water." Filmmaker Martin McDonagh talks about creating a role for Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards" and suit actor Doug Jones describes the challenges of wearing a creature costume and making it come to life in Guillermo Del Toro's "The Shape of Water." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.
The two and a half minute trailer for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was all anyone needed to see to make them realize that Frances McDormand was going to give a performance that needs to be seen. See for yourself. The trailer, highlighted by McDormand's performance, turned a film with an odd and readily forgettable title into something filmgoers were marking their calendars for in eager anticipation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".