Tim Burton

Film Review: The Batman; a noirish, pulpy thriller that rejects the superhero formula with a violent intimidation

March 1, 2022

As easy as it is to wax lyrical on the fact that we have yet another iteration of the Dark Knight, The Batman, from director Matt Reeves, is unlike any we have experienced on screen thus far.  Sure, the fact that Reeves has adopted a dark temperament to lace his narrative may not be viewed […]

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Film Review: Dumbo (USA, 2019) returns with slightly less flying fanfare

March 27, 2019

2019 is going to be a fairly big slate for the House of Mouse with not one but four “live action adaptations” of their intellectual property hitting cinema screens. The first one out of the gate is the film about a baby elephant with overly large ears who can fly. Originally Dumbo was based on […]

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Is Tim Burton back just in time with Dumbo? A look at the hits and misses of the renowned director

June 19, 2018

Watching Burton’s Alice in Wonderland you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a crossover with no blend. Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass was the darker tale, but the original remains nothing more than an innocent trip through wonderland. It’s this strange wonderland that Burton pulled up and passed through his nightmare filter, leaving the peculiar […]

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Film Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (USA, 2016) is enjoyable and visually pleasing but inconsistent

October 4, 2016

Whilst Tim Burton is far from being back to his winning form, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is at least a step in the right direction for a filmmaker who has always found comfort in showcasing the weird and wonderful. Though the film slightly feels like a fantasy cash-in, much in the way features […]

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Watch Tim Burton take us inside the peculiar world of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

August 12, 2016

Tim Burton’s new film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name. And this week we’ve been given a bit more insight into the anticipated movie, with a featurette being released, seeing Director Tim Burton take us inside the story’s most peculiar world. Watch the featurette here: […]

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Ben Affleck reflects on playing Batman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

June 30, 2016

Ben Affleck was a man long destined to be the caped crusader. A man so mirrored to the bat, he’d even built himself his very own Batcave inside his home. Having embodied the fiction of Bruce Wayne, Affleck found himself stepping into the suit for the first time to bring another first to cinemas, battling […]

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Film Review: Alice Through the Looking Glass (USA, 2016)

May 17, 2016

Tim Burton’s saturated interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s famed wonderland was nothing short of impressive when it illustrated 2010’s hugely successful Alice in Wonderland, laying out a strong case for cutting-edge 3D tech in cinema – a relatively new phenomenon six years ago. Dubbed “Underland”, the ostentatious gothic fantasy land reiterated Burton’s unrivaled imaginative flair, and […]

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Interview: Mia Wasikowska chats Alice Through the Looking Glass, Sacha Baron Cohen, and more

May 3, 2016

In 2010, Australian actor Mia Wasikowska found herself propelled into the spotlight when she landed the coveted role of Alice in the reboot of Alice in Wonderland, playing opposite Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway. Six years later and she has jumped back into the iconic role once more for a sequel many thought would never […]

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Is Batman Returns the greatest superhero film ever made?

April 8, 2016

In 1992, Tim Burton made a $65 million dollar art film. A sick, twisted black comedy, it was perhaps the most experimental blockbuster the multiplexes had yet seen – a vitriolic work of dark art that reeked of loathing and contempt.  It was a little film called Batman Returns, and it may well be the […]

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SXSW Interview: Paul Rust discusses the writing process and working with Joe Manganiello in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

March 24, 2016

The Iris found themselves locked in a room with screenwriter Paul Rust last week to talk about his role in bringing Pee-Wee to new audiences without losing the sentiments of the Tim Burton original. Congratulations on the film, it seems like you’re doing so much on Netflix right now, do you find it affords you […]

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New stills from Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children released

March 7, 2016

Tim Burton‘s film adaption of bestselling book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set to hit theaters in September and distributor Fox have released a trio of stills for the film. According to Burton, he was “immediately intrigued by the haunting and mysterious pictures in Ransom Rigg‘s novel and knew I wanted to tell the […]

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