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Tuesday, December 18 2007

Tim Burton knew he was cut out to direct `Sweeney Todd’


Sunday, August 5 2007

Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.


Thursday, August 2 2007

Chicago film crew tries to keep ‘Batman’ under wraps


Tuesday, November 8 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2005)

Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.


Friday, July 15 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.


Monday, April 26 2004

Big Fish (2003)

Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.


Thursday, January 8 2004

Big Fish (2003)

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

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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.


Planet of the Apes (2001)

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.


Planet of the Apes (2001)

Tim Burton should never have been given this assignment. There are no humans in his films, which can impress, but never move us.


Bubble Boy (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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