By channeling Burton’s outsized whimsy into something darker, consistent, and more constrained, Sweeney Todd succeeds in ways his other adaptations fail.
Burton’s dark, misguided adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel ages particularly poorly among the rest of his works.
Tim Burton’s recent films are dismissed as confused (dark) shadows of his career heights, but they contain brief glimmers of the filmmaker’s return to form.
Tim Burton’s last great film was a mythic tall tale that anchored his dark whimsy in something more sentimental and moving.
Situated halfway between Tim Burton’s Gothic beginnings and contemporary epics, Sleepy Hollow is a forgotten, thoroughly enjoyable Hammer Horror homage.
Henry Selick’s stop-motion holiday fable is a spooky classic, thanks to Tim Burton’s macabre quirks and an array of catchy tunes.
Burton’s most deeply personal film is his humanistic, black-and-white celebration of the Worst Filmmaker of All Time.
Tim Burton’s superhero sequel saw the endlessly strange auteur run away with big studio money to make the most relentlessly weird comic book film ever.