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Spielberg Out of the Spotlight: Stark Sci-fi

In this first entry of his new weekly column, Sam explores Steven Spielberg’s darker spectacles. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Dark Shadows”

As dense and twisty as its soap opera source material, this latter Burton effort blithely juggles droll humor and tragic romance. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Alice in Wonderland”

This week, Tim Burton tumbles down the rabbit hole, delivering a surprisingly personal commentary along the way. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

This adaptation of the 1979 stage musical is easily Burton’s grimmest work. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Corpse Bride”

Tim Burton returns to the world of hand-crafted wonder for this delightfully whimsical fairy tale romance. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

A backwards step from “Big Fish,” this film features one of the few Burton worlds to which you’ll want to remain an outsider. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Big Fish”

Tim Burton’s most personal and poignant film since “Edward Scissorhands,” “Big Fish” is a seamless fusion of magic and reality. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Planet of the Apes”

The film unlike anything Tim Burton has ever made … but not in a good way. Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Sleepy Hollow”

Horror buff Nile Arena joins Sam to discuss Burton’s best genre experiment since “Batman.” Continue reading

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The Burton Binge: “Mars Attacks!”

In his follow-up to “Ed Wood,” Tim Burton fails precisely where that filmmaker did in creating a kooky kitsch-fest that is fun but ultimately hollow. Continue reading

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