Big Eyes: 'The devil's pact between creativity and marketing'

Jan 28, 2015

Big Eyes: 'The devil's pact between creativity and marketing'

Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” a portrait of real-life artists Margaret and Walter Keane, who specialized in creepy but cute paintings of saucer-eyed children and kittens, marks the first time Burton has returned to the real world since “Ed Wood” (1994). Yet while “Big Eyes” ...

David Bowie is Happening Now: 'a strange hybrid'

Jan 21, 2015

David Bowie is Happening Now: 'a strange hybrid'

“David Bowie Is Happening Now” is a strange hybrid. Rather than focusing on Bowie himself, it documents an exhibition held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013 of artifacts from the singer’s long and varied career. The exhibition itself was a huge success ...

A Single Shot (Japan title: Tenraku no Judan: Hitsuji)

Jan 21, 2015

A Single Shot (Japan title: Tenraku no Judan: Hitsuji)

Director: David M. Rosenthal Language: English Finding and keeping a big old case of suspicious-looking cash rarely turns out well for anyone in the movies, and that’s also true of “A Single Shot.” The film features a decent cast e_SEmD Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright ...

Third Person

Jan 14, 2015

Third Person

Director: Paul Haggis Language: English, Italian Paul Haggis’ “Third Person” intercuts between connected stories. There’s an alcoholic novelist (Liam Neeson) and his tempestuous younger lover (Olivia Wilde), a gullible American businessmen and the beautiful gypsy who may be conning him, among others. The tales ...