After digressing from the horror genre, Sam Raimi’s 2000 effort marked an affecting supernatural tale with solid performances.
Gus Van Sant’s squeaky clean biopic about the famed gay rights activist marks a myopic and pandering misstep in the director’s filmography.
Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning character drama is a safe, middlebrow nuts-and-bolts picture as formative as it is uncreative for the filmmaker.
Gus Van Sant’s remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic is a cut-and-paste exercise that plays like little more than a rehash of the original.
Despite some strange tonal shifts, this warm family film has sweetness & heart.
Not even the cosmic star power of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson can stop this tired, paint-by-numbers reboot.
Adapting the Topps trading cards to cackling comic life, Tim Burton! offered a twisted alien invasion alternative to Independence Day.
While it doesn’t reach the heights of Pete’s Dragon, Tim Burton’s remake has its fair share of charms, and takes a few digs at the House of Mouse.
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.
Henry Selick’s stop-motion holiday fable is a spooky classic, thanks to Tim Burton’s macabre quirks and an array of catchy tunes.
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.