Frankenweenie (2012)

Starring: Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 90 mins An inventive and endearing comeback for Mr. Burton. After young Victor Frankenstein loses his dog Sparky in a car accident he grows lonely but soon realizes that he might be able to bring his dog back using…

Dark Shadows (2012)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Lee, Alice Cooper Directed by: Tim Burton PG-13. 113 mins Delightfully dark visuals can’t save this campy vampire tale which proves once and for all that Depp + Burton doesn’t always =…

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Crispin Glover Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 109 mins In his attempt to transform Lewis Carroll’s beloved and nonsensical adventure into a kid-friendly Disney tale, he robs us of all the magic and heart – despite some splendid visuals. Mia Wasikowska charms as…

Corpse Bride (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant Directed by: Tim Burton & Mike Johnson PG. 76mins. Good, but nothing new from Mr. Burton. Gloomy and macabre, there is a very touching and sweet side to this unconventional romance. It’s 19th century Europe and Victor (Johnny Depp) has pledged to…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Missi Pyle, Christopher Lee, Helena Bonham-Carter, Noah Taylor Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 130mins. A worthy remake of the classic story, Depp’s performance is outrageous, to say the least. As always, I am reminded that Burton is more stylist than storyteller but hey, it’s good creepy fun. The…

Big Fish (2004)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Marion Cotillard, Matthew McGrory, Missi Pyle, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito Directed by: Tim Burton PG-13. 125 mins An imaginative father-son tale that brings Tim Burton’s magic closer to home. Based on Daniel Wallace’s novel, the story involves William Bloom (Billy Crudup)…

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Jeffrey Jones, Michael Gough, Marc Pickering, Richard Griffiths, Christopher Lee, Casper Van Dien, Christopher Walken Directed by: Tim Burton R. 105 mins Filled with chills, thrills and a wee bit of romance for good measure, Sleepy Hollow is one of Burton’s most artistic live-action films. In…

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens Directed by: Henry Selick PG. 76mins. A beautiful and original work of stop-motion animation. This imaginative story from the mind of Tim Burton tells the tale of Jack Skellington, the “Pumpkin King” who, despite his popularity amongst the people of Halloweentown, has become disillusioned….

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Kathy Baker, Anthony Michael Hall, Conchata Ferrell, Vincent Price Directed by: Tim Burton PG-13. 100 mins The first (and best) collaboration between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands is a modern day gothic fairytale for all. Johnny Depp plays Edward, a man built by a…

Beetlejuice (1988)

Starring: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 93mins. If you’re wondering what all the hub-ub is about Tim Burton these days (because let’s face it, there has been a downward spiral), Beetlejuice is his classic dark comedy that simply cannot be topped. Propelling the…