The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.
13 Mar 2015
Tim Burton’s sweet little film about art and identity doesn’t demand enjoyment of Margaret Keane's big-eyed waifs, but instead an appreciation of her sincerity and expression.
22 Dec 2014
Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.
04 Aug 2011
With over 700 works on display spanning his artistic life, MoMA's Tim Burton career retrospective is more than a commercial appeal, but an example of art for popular culture.
02 Dec 2009
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Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
12 Jan 2009
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.
01 Apr 2008
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