An Evening with Guillermo del Toro

“Tonight’s presentation will be in 3-D,” moderator Rick Kleffel of The Agony Column quipped when introducing acclaimed film director Guillermo del Toro. In many ways, it was.

Del Toro, the creator of magical films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, and the Devil’s Backbone, has a penchant for descriptive imagery. It’s a skill he applies not only to film, but also to conversation.

“I always say that I’m like the bad-looking version of Benjamin Button,” del Toro said, facing a full theater of fans at the Hollywood Arclight Cinema. “I am going in …