Tuesday, April 1 2008
Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.
Friday, January 4 2008
Thursday, December 20 2007
Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.
Tuesday, December 18 2007
Sunday, August 5 2007
Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.
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.