Thursday, August 2 2007
Tuesday, November 8 2005
Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.
Friday, July 15 2005
This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.
Monday, April 26 2004
Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.
Thursday, January 8 2004
Edward is less obviously an outsider than Burton's other Edwards (Scissorhands and Wood), but equally filled with a winning sense of wonder.
Sunday, January 1 1995
When the Burgomaster (played by still great Horror film legend Christopher Lee) sends Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) to Sleepy Hollow, you may suspect that Ichabod is being sent to the land of Hammer Horror, or perhaps the woods of Horror Movies Past.
As Tim Burton's new version of 'Planet of the Apes' demonstrates in many ways, some subtle, some not so, the recycling of cultural milestones is not simply a marketing device, but a way to rejuvenate cultural mythology, be it science fiction or religious fable.
Tim Burton should never have been given this assignment. There are no humans in his films, which can impress, but never move us.