Big Eyes

(Tim Burton, 2014)

with Tess Belmont, Angelika Cinema, 1/7/15



Some “true story” movies feel like movies, and some feel like frustrated documentaries, and most fall into an awkward gray area in between.  Big Eyes plods along like a standard biography for a pretty good chunk of its running time, but eventually it gathers speed, and decides to prioritize audience satisfaction, and by the end it’s landed squarely in the “movie” camp.  It’s not terribly profound, but it tells a pretty fascinating story, and the ending is gratifying in a pleasantly escapist way.

Published in: on January 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

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