Sunday, December 28, 2014

Big Eyes

Director Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is an excellent recreation of the true-life scam perpetrated by Walter Keane, who passed off his wife’s paintings as his own.

Amy Adams is wonderful as Margaret Keane, the painter of big-eyed waifs in the 1950s, and Christoph Waltz is exceptional as her domineering husband, who made them millions by convincing her the public would not buy paintings done by a woman.

With a crisp script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, plus the colorful cinematography of Bruno Delbonnel and spot-on period designs of Rick Heinrichs, Burton has turned in one of his best films to date.  

I give Big Eyes a 5 out of 5.

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