The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named "Call Me by Your Name" as Best Picture of 2017 with star Timothée Chalamet named Best Actor. Director Luca Guadagnino tied with Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) for the Best Director award. Sally Hawkins won Best Actress, also for “The Shape of Water.”
Timothée Chalamet, now 21, has an independent streak. At 17, he started traveling solo for acting work. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sally Hawkins is Eliza Esposito in "The Shape of Water." (Kerry Hayes / Twentieth Century Fox)
A scene from the animated movie "The Breadwinner." Gkids
Director Guillermo del Toro explains how 'The Shape of Water' is about today.
Matvey Novikov in the film "Loveless." (Anna Matveeva / Sony Pictures Classics)
Alexandre Desplat at the scoring session of "The Shape of Water," for which he had the challenge of both grounding and accentuating the fantasy in a story that is part fairy tale, part Cold War spy thriller and part love story. (Alex Bailey)
'Call Me By Your Name' review by Justin Chang.
Jordan Peele explains 'the sunken place'.
Actor Willem Dafoe, from the film "The Florida Project," at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Laurie Metcalf (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Directors Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) and Kathryn Bigelow (“Detroit”) discuss the particular power stories wield to humanize the "other."