Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children (2016)

Young author Ransom Riggs who wrote the novel probably never thought it would be made into a $110 million dollar movie. Tim Burton was perfect to direct this dark, quirky film, which is characteristic of his unique style.

The story keeps you guessing, until they reveal the secret. Building the plot slowly, whilst sharing little nuggets of information of a new world, it keeps you adequately engaged.

An ensemble cast act out a host of characters, each more mysterious and ‘gifted’ than the next.

An interesting fantasy watch.



Big Eyes (2014)

A film based on a true story about a female artist in the 50s, the tale was riveting with excellent production values and a surprisingly small budget of 10 million dollars.

Director Tim Burton presents Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) as a suppressed, dependant house wife who has to part with her identity as an artist when her husband inadvertently sells her painting. What starts as a sales pitch slowly turns into an identity crisis. She plays the part with beautiful restraint and her win at the Golden Globes this year shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. Her creepy husband with the ‘smile that makes you shudder’ is done brilliantly by German actor Christoph Waltz. He shows his ‘real’ side with sparks and is otherwise the perfect farce.

This film shows the reality of what women had to face in the workplace and at home in the 50s and 60s. It showcases stunning art and strong performances.