Tim Burton at his best in weird, true 'Big Eyes'

December 23, 2014 12:39 AM

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Shot for shot, "Big Eyes" is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn't enough because it's not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It's visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to and the psychological effect they will have on an audience.

One of the first shots is of a suburban street in the 1950s, with a turquoise car in a driveway, and something in the picture takes you back to that era - not to the public world of Technicolor but to the private world of Kodak, family pictures and home movies. Soon, the car is driving down the road...

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