Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

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Human Capital

Italian film weaves three lives from different social strata into a complex whole —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Tim Burton

  • Big Eyes (2014)

    Adams makes with the Big Eyes Review by Robert Denerstein: An offbeat amusement from Tim Burton, Amy Adams, and Christoph Waltz

  • Dark Shadows (2012)

    Depp hides in the Dark Shadows Review by Matt Anderson: Dark Shadows is simply a disappointing misfire.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Visually elaborate, but dramatically flat

  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    Depp's hatter is mad about Alice in Wonderland Review by Matt Anderson: A Tim Burton movie is a unique and visually exciting work of art

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Tim Burton's most visually ambitious movie to date deserves a Blu-ray release with much more much

  • Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

    Depp goes for the jugular as Sweeney Todd Review by Matt Anderson: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp go for the jugular

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

    Depp is good to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review by Matt Anderson: Burton's movie takes the term "eye candy" to an ever-higher level

  • Big Fish (2003)

    Burton makes a big splash with Big Fish Review by Matt Anderson: Holds more human truths than any other Oscar contender

  • Planet of the Apes (2001)

    Chimps in charge of the Planet of the Apes Review by Scott Poston: Not bad, if only the original weren't so much better

  • Mars Attacks! (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Ed Wood (1994)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Ed Wood is a great movie about the guy who made some of the worst movies ever

  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

    Dr. Finkelstein haunts The Nightmare before Christmas DVD review by Marty Mapes and Andrea Birgers: A new DVD has eye-catching packaging with a three-dimensional, molded plastic Jack Skellington

  • Frankenweenie

    Review by Matt Anderson: Tim Burton's gone back to his roots and resurrected a classic.