Cape Town - Guillermo del Toro’s award-winning cold war era fantasy The Shape of Water opens in cinemas this weekend.
Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret – a mysterious, scaled creature.
Also showing: Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with a biopic about Robin Cavendish, a British advocate for disabled people. Kate Mara stars in the true-life story of a soldier and her service dog and the fourth instalment of the horror franchise, Insidious.
Here are the 4 new films releasing in SA:
Movie: The Shape of Water
Our rating: 5/5
Short review: This modern fairy-tale is perfect for the times we live in and it’s worth all the hype.
Our rating: 4/5
Short review: An impressive debut for Andy Serkis as a director, Breathe is a funny, touching biopic about two quite extraordinary people.
Movie: Megan Leavey
Our rating: 3/5
Short review: An authentic retelling of a true story, Megan Leavey is a sweet story that moves the audience without contrived emotion.
Movie: Insidious: The Last Key
Our rating: 1/5
Short review: The Insidious franchise wraps up with a generic and irrelevant horror movie.
(Photos: AP, Ster-Kinekor, Nu-Metro)