Big Eyes
First screened in December 2014
Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Delaney Raye, Madeleine Arthur, Jon Polito, Terence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman, James Saito. Screenplay: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Twitter Capsule: The Painter of Defiance, Ohio. Adams' abyssal sadness an odd match with Burton's vision, but you wouldn't want to suit it.

VOR:   Film blurs more interesting stories of Margaret's complicity and daughter's perceptions. Riskiest moves involve semi-defense of kitsch and of Burton's popularity but those are tentative, too.



Photo © 2014 The Weinstein Company/Silverwood Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D


Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Amy Adams
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Christoph Waltz
Best Original Song: "Big Eyes"

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